Diane Kruger In Marchesa – Jacob & Co. Charity Gala

As you know I was unmoved by Diane Kruger’s previous look, but this is the Diane I know and love.

The German actress joined a host of stars including boyfriend Joshua Jackson, Coco Rocha and Adrien Brody on Friday evening at the Salle Empire, Hotel de Paris in Monaco for an intimate and exclusive gala presented by Jacob Arabo of Jacob & Co. to support two wonderful charities: the Princess Charlene Foundation (supported by Princess Charlene of Monaco) and the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (supported by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco).

Diane looked stunning wearing a Marchesa Resort 2013 gown, our first look at this collection since it was recently presented.

Never one to play by the ‘rules’, she opted to mix her metals teaming dazzling silver Jacob & Co. pieces with her white gown enriched with gold embellishments.

The gown has a lot going on with the flock of feathers on the sleeves and empire waist. Some may have been overwhelmed by such a striking, show-stopping gown, but Diane carries it off with great aplomb.

I would place this over the Alaia in BDOTW poll.

Do you agree?

Credit: & Abergel/Sipa

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43 Responses to Diane Kruger In Marchesa – Jacob & Co. Charity Gala

  1. Parvati July 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    I love Diane. Nearly every look from her I adore 100%, yet the disaster of a brand that is Marchesa nullifies Diane’s style.

  2. Ritika July 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    NO one can wear this and look as good as she is looking. I love this on her. Whole lot better than the Alaia.

  3. amparo July 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Hate the earrings. The dress is not awesome but OK.

  4. Jess2 July 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Her hair and makeup is flawless! I do like this look but I think I like the Alaia look better

  5. kiwi July 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    The alaia does not make the cut for BDOTW.. am on the fence on this look… she does carry it off with aplomb.. but the feathers are a bit much!

  6. Alina July 11, 2012 at 11:51 am #


  7. Nat July 11, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    This is better than many of Marchesa’s recent disasters, but this is mainly due to the fact that Diane can pull off almost everything.
    I really disliked the hair in the Alaia look, but I still would pick that look over this one any time.

  8. Andreea July 11, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Love the way she looks in this dress.

  9. Ayishaa July 11, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    This dress looks terrible and tacky. The Alaia is plain and boring but looks way better than this.

  10. Xiomalys Crespo July 11, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    Everyone would have been all over this if the gown were Chanel. Even though as of late most of the Marchesa gowns have left much to be desired, it still irks me that people don’t trash other brands with hideous collections as regularly. (Stella McCartney, anyone? How about Marc Jacobs?)

    I think she pulls it off.

    • maria July 11, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      My thoughts exactly. If someone would have told me this was Chanel I would have believed it (also because she has worn the brand for years).

      Anyhow, this type of busy glamorous look suits her since she always keeps hair & make-up rather simple.

      She could wear anything and look good because she always wears it with class.

  11. fromchi-town July 11, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    I am not feeling it – I don’t really like it. I like her Alaia look better.

  12. Vish July 11, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    I usually find Marchesa gowns offputting but Dianehas the enviable ability to look classy, ethereal and/or angelic in anything she wears.

  13. TL July 11, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Neither a fan of feathers nor Marchesa, it would be better without the feathers on her waistline.

    The Alaia is so much better.

  14. Tracey July 11, 2012 at 3:29 am #

    I can’t believe how many people dislike this dress. I think it’s gorgeous. Marchesa can be a little “top of the cake” for me but I love this. It’s regal.

  15. Jones19 July 11, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    She looks great in both looks but I prefer her Alaia look actually.

  16. dee July 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    I think I would like this dress better without the feathers around the waist. I think she pulls this off.

  17. MG July 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    dont like the cuff

  18. dunzoo July 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I quite like it, the feathers and golds details reminds me the Prabal Gurung dress she wore at Cannes

  19. Serena July 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Love this!

  20. Ramsay July 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I say let’s have both in the BDOTW poll – she looks great in anything really – and I am not sure of how this would’ve looked on someone else

  21. Melinda July 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Not even Diane Kruger can alleviate my disdain for Marchesa.

  22. Dan Oliver July 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Marchesa have really gone downhill in my opinion i don’t like this at all screams tacky.

  23. Lara July 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    It’s the Alaia over this for me.

  24. irina July 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    I find the dress very ugly, to be honest.

  25. Allieh88 July 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Omg I’ve been obsessed w this gown ever since they showed it on

    I think it’s a hard dress to get but it’s really old school and chic

    Kruger as usual nails it

  26. Angy July 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I love it from the neck up. The rest belongs in Tackyville. Marchesa rarely hits the mark these days, the brand has lost its wow factor.

  27. Luc July 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I agree; the Alaia is classic, sexy, & simply beautiful! I feel like we’ve seen this frou frou Marchesa dress many times before. Alaia for BDOTW!

    • Sabina July 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm #


  28. Lei July 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    She looks absolutely radiant!
    Not many people could pull this off!!

  29. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) July 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    I am rarely a Marchesa fan. This looks quite regal on Diane, but it reads like a costume in a 1930’s movie to me.

    • bas July 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

      I totally agree.

  30. Shaina July 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I would too, she looks beautiful. On someone else, I would hate this dress, but on her I love it.

  31. Christine July 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I am not a fan of the top half of the dress. It looks funny and too costumey.

    I picked the Alaia over this dress.

  32. GiGi July 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Marchesa gowns do nothing for me. Gowns with feathers seem ridiculous. I like the Alaia gown more.

    • Emi July 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I agree with you, plus I hate feathers, I cannot look at clothes without thinking about dead animals. The dress would be lovely without them, so I prefer the Alaia dress. I would choose that look for the BDOTW poll.

  33. robbie July 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    this is proof marchesa just throw things on dresses and hope for the best “lets add more sparkles and feathers”. this could have been lovely without the feathers.

  34. sERENA July 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    I disagree. I liked the Alaia better than this.

    • Yeliz July 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

      ITA. I think the Alaia should be in the BDOTW poll.

    • Grace Patricia July 11, 2012 at 12:59 am #

      So did I.

    • Beta July 11, 2012 at 9:38 am #


  35. Nat39 July 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    This look over her washed out bland Alaia easily.

  36. CTgirl July 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Marchesa excels at making lovely women look tacky.

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