Fashion Police at the Met Costume Institute Gala 2010: Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein

MET Costume Institute Gala Benefit - 2010

So far, this is one of the few outfits we’ve seen from the Met Costume Institute Gala that hints at the theme of the evening, which was  American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity. Diane Kruger’s dress is very “Calvin Klein” (and, indeed IS Calvin Klein), and, combined with the slicked-back hair, brings to mind the era of the American supermodels of the late 80s and early 90s.

 All of that said, this gown is very unforgiving, and not many women would be brave enough to attempt it without the assistance of some industrial-strength Spanx, because it’s the kind of thing that will show up every lump and bump you posses, and possibly even a few that you weren’t even aware of. (And even WITH Spanx, we wouldn’t be brave enough to wear it on account of the fact that we’d be guaranteed to spill something down its pristine whiteness. Probably red wine. Or chocolate. Or both.)

 If we could’ve picked anyone to try and pull off a dress like this, though, we’d almost definitely have picked Diane Kruger, who seems to have the ability to wear ANYTHING and make it look amazing. This is as simple as it gets, but it’s almost as stunning as it gets, too: brava, Diane!

Diane Kruger arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York

MET Costume Institute Gala Benefit - 2010

Diane Kruger leaves the Carlyle Hotel ahead of the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6 Comments

  • May 4, 2010

    Carissa

    Flawless!

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  • May 4, 2010

    MrsBossa

    Agreed – brave in its simplicity, and a clever choice for her.
    .-= MrsBossa´s last blog ..The Shoe With the Cherry On Top. =-.

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  • May 4, 2010

    Amee

    I love this, and I could actually pull it off if I was just a bit taller.

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  • May 4, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I like the strange twistiness of the sleeves around the elbow.

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  • May 5, 2010

    maddy

    the style is similar to victoria beckham`s black gown.
    diane kruger looks perfect in this dress.
    .-= maddy´s last blog ..iMac – primele impresii =-.

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  • May 12, 2010

    Opinionated

    I agree – very few can pull off a plain white dress (and long-sleeved to boot) – but am I the only one getting vibes from a “galaxy far, far away” on this…?

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