Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013 Denim Dress at the Chanel F/W 2013 Fashion Show

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It was yet another star-studded front row at the Chanel fall/winter 2013 fashion show, which took place at the Grand Palais in Paris, France this Tuesday.

Being one of Karl Largfeld’s favorite muses, Diane Kruger was in attendance at the event. She wore this pannier-skirted denim dress, which was the first look from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection.

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson at the Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 (Chanel) in Paris on July 3, 2012

Diane Kruger and Karl Lagerfeld at the Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 (Chanel) in Paris on July 3, 2012Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, and Karl Lagerfeld at the Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 (Chanel) in Paris on July 3, 2012

The beret and studded pointed flats that Diane Kruger chose to accessorize with might be criticized as unimaginative, but her dress, along with the rest of the Chanel 2013 collection, were specifically designed with the 18th century court of Versailles in mind. So, her literal interpretation is actually the best way to honor the Kaiser’s design. Or it could also be Diane Kruger’s way of taming it down a little.

As much as we love denim, the fabric and the too light wash sadly cheapen the design in this case. Karl Lagerfeld was apparently going for a hiphop and Marie Antoinette fusion for this collection, but it didn’t mix very well. The clueless styling with platform creepers — something Prada has already done so well that it’d be difficult to top — didn’t help either.

A collection like this would be understandable coming from a fashion student but not from someone as famous and established as Karl Lagerfeld.

I cannot bring myself to like these denim pieces at all, but what about you? Do you think the Chanel 2013 Resort collection is a hit or a flop?

By the way, someone who was able to execute the haute couture denim dress flawlessly was Olivier Theyskens.

Credit: WENN

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