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!