Runway vs. Reality: Diane Kruger


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We figured Diane Kruger would waltz out in one of Chanel’s spring/summer 2013 looks, but I didn’t predict it would be this one.

It is, perhaps more predictably, bereft of the ball-bearing wreaths that adorned the model’s various elongated bits. In fact, she’s gone very simple with the shoes and accessories. But I don’t think I like it sitting so low on her chest that it squishes it. “Melons” is just supposed to be a tacky slang term. You don’t actually have to squeeze them to prove they’re ripe.

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  1. Anna
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    Love Diane, but this is not good.

  2. Art Eclectic
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    I didn’t realize that bathroom tile was a fashion statement.

  3. amys
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    Needs hoisting.
    Accessories/styling look a bit last minute. Gorgeous skin.

  4. qwertygirl
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    It looks like a really fancy bath towel. On both of them.

  5. Eliza Bennett
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    NO. This is a shapeless mess. It looks like she rolled in grout and wrapped her bathroom floor around herself. I wish there was something to look at–shoes or jewelry or something…although her face is a great accessory. Pacey did good.

  6. Christian
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    I don’t like either. Too boxy.

  7. Stefanie
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    You know how at Home Depot they have the tile squares that come in 12×12 sheets? Yeah, the same tile sheets were used to make this dress that I used in my bathroom.

    Ill pass.

  8. pantsonfire
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    It’s actually kind of great on the model. It just is terrible on Kruger. I honestly did not think I would see the day when Kruger could not rock an outfit. Lesson learned: Anything is possible.

  9. Sophie
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    Does her face not say it all? Underwhelmed … And yes, amys, a good hoick up would improve it.

  10. Sue
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    Diana’s looks like it was made from duct tape.

  11. Sabrina
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    None of the dresses from that collection were made for anyone with any kind of boobs. They just aren’t cut for anyone above a size zero with a chest. It’s a gorgeous dress, just not while anyone is wearing it. If La Kruger can’t pull it off, no one can.

  12. jerkygirl
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    The dress is a shapeless bag, although the pattern and fabric are interesting. Give it a hoist, some semblance of a waist, and some accessories and I’m on board.

    • Krusticle
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      Yes, it’s a bag, my thoughts exactly, Jerkygirl. All it needs is burlap fabric.

    • Vandalfan
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      I heartily concur. There’s something salvageable in the bag /sheet of tiles / roll down blind she’s got on. Hoik it up, add a belt, Bob’s your uncle.

  13. Kayley
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    Saw a different shot of her in this, and it makes her look big where I know she isn’t. Not the least bit flattering.

  14. nikole
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    If it were floor length and a full fledged gown i would love it

    • sara l
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      Oh, love the idea of the floor length gown. Otherwise, I like the pattern but not the shape and hate how it’s sitting on her.

  15. Chrissy
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    What I liked about the runway version WAS the ball jewelry. Diane is a stick, and yet this makes her look thick in the middle because there is no definition to the shape of the dress. I guess it had to be made like a box since looks to be made out of tile. Like a Project Runway challege at Home Depot.

  16. Issie
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    Huge miss for me. It’s a shapeless sack that does nothing for figure and even she looks like she knows it.

  17. Olivia
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    Not only is it not flattering to the melons, as you put it, but it makes her look stumpy. She is so pretty, and I think she can pull off so many outfits that most of us can’t, but this is a no.

  18. ok
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    It’s a sequined sack.

  19. Sarie
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    “Like” being a relative term, I “like” the runway version better because it fits better in the chest region and, strangely, because of the necklace/bracelets. But I don’t really like either of them. It looks like she is wearing tile. Literally a bathroom backslash. It has just as much movement.

  20. kelly
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    Miss! It looks like a tiled towel she wrapped around after her shower.

  21. Jamie
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    If your dress doesn’t flatter a runway model OR Diane effing Kruger, you’re doing it wrong.

  22. Sandra
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    It would look a helluva lot better if it fit her properly. And while the ball-bearings weren’t great, this dress needs some kind of something between the top of it and her chin.

  23. luxsword
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    It will always look better on flesh than on bones. Kruger rocks !

  24. Shiitake
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    It looks like she’s wearing a sack made of kitchen tile.

  25. Bottle Ginger
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    Only the tallest, skinniest models can wear a CYLINDER DRESS. Diane is short and has hourglass porportions, and the dress has taken her on an unexpected trip to Stumpytown.

  26. la di da
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    It looks like it was made from the material they use to line swimming pools. Not a good look, unless you’re trying to go incognito at a pool party or something.

  27. Agent Sculder
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    I will echo FugNation in saying that the main problem with this dress is that it has no shape. I take that back, it has a shape, and it’s a pillow case. Diae Kruger has a kick ass bod, and you can barely tell the woman has a waist in this. I think a belt or, you know, actual TAILORING would make a huge difference here.

  28. Lily1214
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    Is she wearing black leather shoes with this?

  29. dee cee
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    Narrow glass bathroom tiles that frame the sink vanity..? Seriously..

  30. ccm800
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    looks like both a bath towel and bath tiles.

  31. Anna
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    This basically kills all her curves. Gorgeous woman, awful dress.

  32. Guerra
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    I love diane!! But it looks better on the model.. I think you need to be super tall & skinny to wear this or else you look stumpy

  33. Kerina Pharr
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    this looks like it came out of the hardware store challenge on Project Runway.”It only took three different types of electrical tape!”

    • Jen
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      Or two kinds of electrical tape, and duct tape!

      I’m generally 50/50 on liking/hating what she wears, but I’ve never seen anything actually make her look dumpy and stumpy before. This is awful. I’d say hike it up a bit at the top and put a belt in the middle, but I can’t imagine whatever the heck that’s made out of would belt well.

  34. Sajorina
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    I think she looks FABULOUS!

  35. Lion
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    Cute handbag.

  36. gryt
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    You really need to be built like a runway model to wear that, i.e be over 6′ tall.

  37. heather
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    The fabric is pretty, but that’s a really unflattering box of a dress, both on Diane and on the runway.

  38. katkin74
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    When your clothing makes Diane Kruger look shapeless, you need to go back to the drawing board.

  39. Lisbeth
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    Yep, bathroom tiles here too. You gotta wonder if Karl likes women at all.

  40. Mary Urech Stallings
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    Could someone please bring back hosiery!!!!!!?????

    Not all legs should go bareback.