Channeling Diane Kruger's Chic Soirée Style

Hers may be the face that launched a thousand ships (as far as this century's Troy is concerned, anyway) but in the here and now, Diane Kruger's runway-meets-real-life-meets-red-carpet style is enough to launch us onto our feet. We're finally speaking up about our mega girl crush on the golden-haired model-turned-actress who continues to steal our attention with her choices of festive frocks, her affinity for subtle sparkle, and the undoubtably chic add-ons she pins to every ensemble. Just in time to solidify your festive winter wardrobe plans, take some inspiration from the woman who has perfected the art of party attire, even down to the utterly dreamy arm candy (Joshua Jackson, we're looking at you).
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Photo: Paul Porter/Billy Farrel Agency
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Photo: Paul Porter/Billy Farrel Agency
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Diane is not afraid to pick a frock that packs a punch. Get on board with asymmetric lines, volume, and uber-femme draping.

O'2nd One Shoulder Silk Dress, $495, available at Barneys New York.
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We can't all have legs for miles, but we'll settle for the illusion. Take a note from the former runway model's style book by adding height and instant sex appeal in sky-high booties.

Zara Frilled Ankle Boot, $99.90, available at Zara.
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We don't normally see an exorbitant amount of headbands on the red carpet, but Kruger is one of those women who can rock one without looking too young, too old, or too ornate.

Banana Republic Sparkling leaf Headband, $25, available at Banana Republic.
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Very much a natural beauty, Diane has been known to swipe on a red (but not too red) lip shade that perfectly complement's the German actress' fair complexion.

Loreal Colour Riche Lipcolour British Red, $8/95, available at Loreal.
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Lagerfeld's close friend inspires us to invest in the types of classic wardrobe accoutrements that will be a welcome addition to any outfit, be it for a party or otherwise.

Alice + Olivia Amelia Tweed Jacket, $686.74, available at Harvey Nichols.
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Mastering balance with big-time accessories, Diane has been know to don mega-statement earrings, usually shown off by a sleek updo.

Allsaints Maya Drop Earring, $65, available at Allsaints.
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Keeping her eye shadows a slightly sparkling neutral works well for Diane, as it can for nearly every woman. We think this palette will do just the trick.

NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow, $33, available at NARS.
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Dressing for special occasions means ditching the bottomless-pit bags we tote everyday. Kruger has an arsenal of party-ready petite clutches that we would love to get our hands on.

Jacques Vert Cocktail Hour Clutch Bag, $88.39, available at Debehmans.
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