Diane Kruger Receives Career Honor in Enchanting Black Lace and Taffeta Gown at the 2023 Red Sea International Film Festival

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Diane Kruger received recognition last week at the 3rd Annual Red Sea International Film Festival for her exceptional acting and talent for bringing compelling characters to life.

As someone who rarely gets it wrong when it comes to red-carpet dressing, Kruger is always expected to serve looks wherever she goes. She did exactly that when she arrived at the Grand Ballroom in Jeddah’s Ritz Carlton Hotel to receive her award and commemorate the greatest in Saudi Arabia and international cinema.

Diane Kruger Stuns in an Enchanting Black Gown by Giambattista Valli

Radiating movie star glamour, Diane Kruger opted for an all-black ensemble that beautifully accentuated her well-defined figure.

Never one to disappoint when it comes to fashion, Norman Reedus’ fiancée proved her style prowess in a statement-making black gown, hailing from Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2023 Couture collection.

Diane Kruger radiates movie star glamour at the 3rd Red Sea International Film Festival held at the Grand Ballroom in Jeddah’s Ritz Carlton Hotel on November 30, 2023Diane Kruger radiates movie star glamour at the 3rd Red Sea International Film Festival held at the Grand Ballroom in Jeddah’s Ritz Carlton Hotel on November 30, 2023 (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

The enchanting outfit, which exquisitely captured Kruger’s unparalleled sense of style, included a see-through floral lace romper that revealed a glimpse of her underboob and black underwear. Additionally, it had a halterneck with a taffeta crisscross design that highlighted her gym-honed arms.

An exaggerated bow at the back adorned the dreamy dress, striking the ideal balance between extravagance and grace.

She flaunted her toned pins in the lower half of the stunning ensemble, which featured a voluminous open-front taffeta skirt. It also came with a dramatic short train that trailed behind as she strutted her stuff on the red carpet.

Giambattista Valli is known for his dreamy, voluminous shapes, and Kruger’s dress flawlessly encapsulated the house’s signature style.

Diane Kruger's Giambattista Valli gown features a lace romper, a taffeta halterneck, an oversized back bow, and a voluminous open-front skirtDiane Kruger’s Giambattista Valli gown features a lace romper, a taffeta halterneck, an oversized back bow, and a voluminous open-front skirt (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Although her shoes were hidden, stylist Jonathan Huguet completed her look with Jimmy Choo heels.

Massimo Serini coiffed Diane’s blonde hair in a neat side-swept updo to showcase her chunky Boucheron stud earrings with multicolored gemstone accents.

Diane highlighted her lovely facial features by applying smokey eyeshadow, mascara, rosy blush, and pink lipstick.

Diane Kruger styles her blonde hair in a neat side-parted updo and highlights her lovely features with smokey eyeshadow, rosy blush, and pink lipstickDiane Kruger styles her blonde hair in a neat side-parted updo and highlights her lovely features with smokey eyeshadow, rosy blush, and pink lipstick (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Diane Kruger’s Retro-Style Embroidered Mini Dress

Following the Red Sea Film Festival’s opening ceremony, Kruger mingled with several Bollywood and Hollywood stars at the festival’s Women in Cinema gala at a hotel in Jeddah.

The National Treasure actress opted to dress retro for the occasion, wearing a blue mini dress from Balmain’s Spring 2024 collection.

Kruger’s embroidered mini dress is a perfect example of the elegant and daringly feminine designs the French fashion brand is known for.

Diane Kruger opts for retro glamour in a blue Balmain mini dress at the Women in Cinema gala held during the 3rd Red Sea Film Festival on December 1, 2023Diane Kruger opts for retro glamour in a blue Balmain mini dress at the Women in Cinema gala held during the 3rd Red Sea Film Festival on December 1, 2023 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Showcasing the atelier’s profound savoir-faire and the house’s archival references, the fitted sleeveless mini dress had intricate black crystal floral embroidery and a charming Jolie Madame silhouette that hung a few inches above the knees.

Stylist Jonathan Huguet added drama to Kruger’s look by styling it with black velvet opera gloves.

To make her dress stand out, the rest of the outfit was kept simple with a black purse, pointed-toe shoes, and tiny gold hoop earrings.

Her blonde hair was styled in retro curls, while her blue eyes were enhanced with mascara and winged eyeliner.

Diane Kruger pairs her embellished mini dress with black velvet opera gloves and retro curlsDiane Kruger pairs her embellished mini dress with black velvet opera gloves and retro curls (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Diane Kruger Is Honored at the 3rd Red Sea Film Festival

Aside from Kruger, the Red Sea Film Festival honored Indian actor Ranveer Singh and veteran Saudi actor Abdullah Al-Sadhan.

Diane Kruger “has delivered us a series of unforgettable characters from the Helen of Troy to Tarantino’s Bridget von Hammersmark and affected us with her powerhouse performance of the avenging Angel Katja in Faith Akin’s In the Fade,” said the Chief Executive of the Red Sea Film Festival Mohammed Al-Turki.

Diane Kruger is honored at the 3rd Red Sea International Film FestivalDiane Kruger is honored at the 3rd Red Sea International Film Festival (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

“Now more than ever is the time to tell female stories,” Kruger began her speech.

She then addressed the women who worked behind the screen and saw her grow from a model to a successful actress.

Through her speech, Diane hoped to encourage young females to start dreaming big and share their personal stories.

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