There's no denying the fact that Diane Kruger is always on top of her style game. The Hollywood darling has captured our eye with her polished-cool je ne sais quoi and an enviable wardrobe that includes brands like Chanel, Jason Wu, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. But it's not just about high-fashion brands; the actress also favors cheap and chic retailers like Urban Outfitters and Topshop. Slip on the stripes, crop tops, and fedoras with our Diane-inspired editors' picks.
Reese Witherspoon spent an afternoon with Jim Toth in LA — and while she focused on her husband, we only had eyes for her Jason Wu snakeskin baseball sweatshirt ($1,995). It has a hefty price tag but it's oh so luxurious — the front panel is actually made of real snakeskin! We also love that she paired it with a flirty black skirt to balance out the sportiness. To complete her look, the actress stuck with Jason Wu by carrying his red tote bag then added studded Valentino flats ($745) and her trusty Ray-Ban Wayfafers. Get Reese's latest look by shopping similar pieces — including her exact sweater and flats — below.
Every season, Jason Wu delivers two things: A-list models and dramatic, glamorous makeup. So we weren't surprised to see the likes of Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda, Liu Wen, and Jourdan Dunn backstage at his Spring 2014 show, but the rose-gold-hued glitter on the eyes was a touch shocking. Makeup artist Diane Kendal told us the trick to getting the flecks to stay put is a little water on the brush. Everything else on the face was a wash of nudes (and the clothes were, too) to ensure the look remained feminine despite this strong eye.
The hint of gold was carried over to the hair with a sleek metal barrette that finished off each model's blunt ponytail. The slicked-back look was inspired by photographer Helmut Newton. Lead stylist Odile Gilbert used Kérastase Gloss Appeal for an almost-wet finish. "It's always about a very chic woman, kind of rich," she said. "It about simple, graphic, but very elegant."
Ladies, it's time to relax. Jason Wu loosened up for Spring 2014, juxtaposing lingerie-inspired pieces and body-conscious, bias-cut gowns with cool-girl jumpsuits and safari vests that were distinctly on the slouchy side. The show opened with an extended series of white pieces, with floating chiffon dresses over bra tops and a loose knit over a laced pencil skirt. Wu kept the volume down on the color palette, following up with the palest dove grays, mint greens, baby pinks, and — finally — a mix of military blue and, of course, black. Lacing replaced lace as a major motif, and Wu's much-loved bags took on an oversize dimension (chicest weekender ever). Evening was filled with bugle-beaded pieces and intricately pieced gowns that harked back to the '30s.
If Diane Kruger has her pick of first piece, as she often does, then we can imagine her gravitating toward the buckle-waist tuxedo jumpsuit, although we'll hold out hope that the showstopping gown worn by Karlie Kloss also goes to the actress for her next major red carpet. Click through to see the full Jason Wu Spring 2014 collection.
Every year, the Jason Wu runway is a playground for beauty lovers. While some designers attempt to wow you with extreme hair and makeup, his vision is always attainable for the average woman. That's probably why he is such a favorite in the White House, too. Take a glimpse back at the best beauty looks from his past runways.
Taipei-born designer Jason Wu has quite an eclectic background. He started out as a freelance doll-clothing designer but quickly made a name for himself with real girls in the fashion world with his luxe, superfeminine sportswear. Wu's easy, glamorous designs are a hit among stylish stars like Diane Kruger, Blake Lively, and Natalie Portman — not to mention First Lady Michelle Obama, whom he dressed for the Inaugural Ball both in 2008 and in 2013. And who could forget that Target collection! Each of Jason Wu's collections is impeccably crafted, blending classic haute couture techniques with a modern, sophisticated sensibility. Take a look back at Jason Wu's most notable runway moments now.
After a wildly successful collaboration with Alber Elbaz, Lancome is following up with yet another highly anticipated makeup collection with designer Jason Wu, which is set to launch next month during New York Fashion Week. "I've always been a multitasker," Wu told WWD. "These projects keep me energized. . . . I've always thought that my abilities as a designer go further than clothes. I feel like if you can design beautiful things, you can apply that ethos to anything you design."
And that ethos has been applied to a variety of exciting collaborations, including ones with Target, CND, and Nest Fragrances. This latest partnership in the beauty industry has the designer excited. "I think makeup is one of the closest parts to fashion — it goes hand in hand in almost every single case," Wu said. "When you have great hair and makeup, it brings out the clothes even more. This project feels very organic to me and is one of my favorite collaborations that I've ever done."
Considering the bold beauty looks he sends down the runways, you can be sure this collection will have plenty of color. "I'm not a 'no-makeup makeup' kind of a person. There's always a look," he said. "That's always my favorite part about my shows — hair and makeup." He gave us a sneak peek of the collection at his Fall 2013 show, with all the girls wearing Wu's favorite vibrant purple eye shadow.
The collection will include eye shadow palettes, mascara, lipsticks, and nail polish, which will range from $15 to $49. It will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, except in New York, where it will be available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Diane Kruger turns 37 today, and we can say without a doubt that there are few people who can pull off a look the way she can. Bringing fashionable risk to red carpet fruition, she's not only adept at crafting the perfect ensemble, but Diane also stuns in them, too. With supermodel genetics, a serious acting talent, and a gift for styling, she's a triple threat — at the very least. No matter what you put her in, whether it be high drama in Chanel Haute Couture or a sultry formfitting Calvin Klein number, she brings it to life, both in aesthetic and in attitude. Floor-length gowns, minidresses, full-skirted Victorian-inspired bustles, and lacy back cutouts — there's not a piece or silhouette she doesn't wear well. Join us in celebrating Diane's 37th birthday with a look at her best (and some of our absolute favorite) red carpet looks to date.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
It's never too early to start thinking about next season — especially when the clothes are this good. Miss Wu, Jason Wu's diffusion line, is entering its second season of production, and it's safe to say the collection is better than ever. Geometric cashmere sweaters, chic separates in refined patterns, and adorably playful cocktail dresses are just a few of the pieces on offer from Miss Wu for Fall.
"I very much enjoyed designing the Miss Wu collection — it reflects a different facade of my design sensibility with its relaxed, whimsical attitude," the designer told us. "It was fun delving further into the world of Miss Wu for the Fall 2013 collection.”