She definitely has a flair for fashion, and over the course of her time in the spotlight,
Diane Kruger has really mastered the art of the braid. We've seen her in everything from elegant updo braids to fishtail braids. Take a look at her perfect plaits and find out how to get the look at home.
The Around-the-World Braid
To get this
"unmilkmaid" braid style, which Diane wore at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 show in Paris, braid your hair in several sections throughout the sides and back and pin down to the head.
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The Bun Braid
Diane was the epitome of chic wearing this braided bun at the MET Gala in 2009. To re-create the style, place the hair in a low-slung ponytail, braid it, and tuck it under. Finish off with a scarf or hair tie for a polished feel.
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Back in 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival, Diane looked particularly divine wearing this bohemian-inspired look. After parting the hair down the middle, braid a few very fine sections of hair along the sides and secure with clear elastics. Create the tousled pieces by braiding just an inch or two of hair, teasing it, and pinning it into place.
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In the Summertime
For a photo call at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Diane wore two braids in the back that joined together on the side to form a fishtail. See how you can get the look
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Diane was years ahead of the trends back in 2005 sporting this side
fishtail braid that just happened to look even cooler paired with a complementary herringbone-patterned coat.
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At the Golden Kamera Awards in 2010, Diane went for a regal-looking style wearing this braided-on-each-side style that almost looked like she was wearing a crown. A headful of waves surrounding the plaits gave it a dressier feel.
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Top That, With a Hat
For a Karl Lagerfeld film presentation party later that year, Diane headed to Saint-Tropez appropriately accentuated for the location and occasion. A fashionable straw hat and silky bow tie were the perfect accompaniments to her loosely placed side braid.
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The Faux Braid
In a rush? Fake a braid just like Diane did at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Place a series of bobby pins (preferably in a shade opposite of your hair color) on the bias to craft up this "braid" yourself.
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Cool and Carefree
OK, so we've seen plenty of side braids on Diane before, but this one has a great laid-back feel. To get the tousled finish, use a
texturizing spray to roughen up the hair, braid it loosely to the side, and tie off by wrapping a strand of hair around the end.
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The Brooch Braid
As mentioned before, Diane has an eye for fashion, and at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, she dressed to impress adding this sparkling bow tie brooch to her reverse headband braid.
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Touch of Elegance
For the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Diane dazzled in a braided updo that was set off to the side. It's a great look to pair with an asymmetrical neckline, just like she did with her gorgeous
marigold Jason Wu stunner.
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Cheating a Headband Braid
For the German premiere of
Sherlock Holmes, Diane accentuated her simple updo with a braid you can get in an instant. I'm talking about the headband braid hair accessory.
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The Real Headband Braid
During Spring 2008 Fashion Week in New York, Diane opted for this goes-with-anything kind of style: the always-appropriate
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Diane knows a good accent piece when she sees one, and at the Chanel Metiers d'Art Fashion Show last year, she added a brooch to the base of her
braided ponytail for added interest.
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Twist It Up
For last year's Oscars, celebrity stylist Danilo used braided sections of hair and twisted ponytails to create this fun style.
Learn it here.
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