Diane Kruger wore a Chanel mini dress to the annual amfAR Gala in Cannes

Diane Kruger Rewrites The Red Carpet Rules At Cannes

During the last few days of the Cannes Film Festival, the annual amfAR Gala is always the glitziest event with the red carpet lit up by a supernova of models, ‘it’ girls, ‘it’ boys and of course, Hollywood’s finest. This year was no exception, as an army of stars arrived in force, floor-sweeping gowns at the ready. While the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Lara Stone and Toni Garn opted for barely-there dresses, Diane Kruger was one of the only guests to ignore the current trend for cut-away, plunging, thigh-slit frocks.

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The supermodels at the amfAR Gala in Cannes in figure-hugging long dresses Kendall Jenner and co in their figure-hugging gowns at the amfAR Gala in Cannes


In a Chanel creation from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection, Diane’s dress featured sheer sleeves, applique detail and a feather skirt scattered with multi-colours. Teaming it with simple Gianvito Rossi heels and a fuchsia clutch, Diane posted a picture of herself to her Instagram page along with the caption: ‘I know this won’t be for everyone, but I LOVE me some @chanelofficial! I’m SO SICK OF GLITTER SEE THROUGH GOWNS!’ Sounds like the actress might be reacting to the onslaught of flesh-flashing outfits at the Met Gala, as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce were among the stars in form-fitting, nude gowns scattered with sparkle. 

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Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce at the Met Gala 2015 Kim, J-Lo and Beyonce in their naked gowns at the Met Gala a few weeks ago


Diane wasn’t the only A-lister to flout the dress code either, as Alicia Vikander arrived in a look from Louis Vuitton’s recent Resort show. As the new face of the brand, Alicia chose a leather maxi skirt, crop top and strappy sandals, making for a more casual look.

And another surprise of the night had to be Marion Cotillard wearing something other than Dior. As an ambassador for the French fashion house, Marion has a wardrobe filled with incredible Dior dresses, but for the amfAR event she instead chose a striking green column dress from Jean Paul Gaultier’s SS15 Couture collection. Accessorising with a diamond necklace, side-swept waves and a red lip, Marion was the epitome of old-Hollywood glamour. 

Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier and Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton Marion Cotillard surprised with her choice of Jean Paul Gaultier Couture gown, while Alicia Vikander rocked off-the-catwalk Louis Vuitton Resort.


Now that the daily sartorial parade (otherwise known as Cannes) is almost over, we have to say we’re going to miss the frock-athon. And, however you feel about those naked dresses, you’ve got to give Diane credit for going against the grain and taking a (well considered) fashion risk. We just hope that Beyonce doesn’t follow her on Instagram…