Frou frou dresses. They’re the frilly ones with lots of fringes, ruffles, or layers of tulle. I don’t hate them, but I don’t like them either. They’re very tricky to wear. But for style mavens like Diane Kruger, frou frou is nothing to be afraid of.
The blond beauty wore such a frock when she attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Hollywood Costume Exhibition opening party held in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Her dress was an Elie Saab creation crafted in lace and detailed with sheer insets, velvet ribbon panels, as well as a ruffled and tiered skirt. It looked like the cross between a tutu and a negligee, but per usual, she managed to look exceptionally stylish in the number.
What Diane did to make it look less busy was actually pure genius. And I guess it’s the reason why people call her a style star (FYI, the actress does not employ a stylist). The Bridge actress topped the utterly decadent number with a structured dinner jacket, And by doing so, she was able to tone down its festive appeal. What was even more interesting, and perhaps unexpected, was her choice of footwear — black-and-white lace-up sandals that spoke volumes. Texture clashed with print, but she surprisingly made it work.
Diane Kruger attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Hollywood Costume Exhibition opening party with her boyfriend, Joshua Jackson, in Los Angeles on October 1, 2014
Speechless? I was too when I first saw these pictures. The shoes, in particular, made my jaw drop. They”re exquisite!
If you’re wondering why they look familiar, that’s because they’re the same sandals we spotted on Jamie Chung a few months ago. Dubbed as “Lacey”, these fancy high heels are among the latest from Sophia Webster. They’re crafted from printed leather, feature 4-inch-tall heels, and come detailed with an ankle-tie design that’s uber flirtatious and sexy.
Sophia Webster Lacey Sandals, $695
If you fancy the sandals, feel free to purchase a pair in your size online. Do note that you’ll need to spend about $700 just to get your hands on them. If that amount doesn’t sit too well with your wallet, then check out these black and white sandals from Amazon instead:
Honeystore Geometric Zebra Print Lace Up Sandals, $84 (was $209)
Only Maker Mixed Print Sandals, $70