Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Diane Kruger dismisses fashion ‘clichés’

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger believes people who think fashion is a fickle world are cynical.

The 36-year-old actress is known for her straight talking attitude.

She says the idea that the fashion industry is filled with fools and egos is ridiculous.

"Those are clichés," Diane tells the latest UK edition of Marie Claire. "You can be as cynical as you want to be about filmmaking or fashion, but at the end of the day fashion makes people dream, it makes women look beautiful, and it can be a wonderful creative outlet. Sure LA can be a silly place if you're a silly person, or if you're hanging out with silly people."

Diane is a long-term friend of Chanel frontman Karl Lagerfeld.

He has recently become her neighbour in Paris too, which she confessed she finds quite strange.

"I'll be coming home from the local butchers in my sweatpants, just walking up the street, when a gold Hummer will come round the corner. And the tinted window will come down slowly and it's Karl [Lagerfeld] saying, 'Hello Diane! What's for dinner?' It's so surreal, I love it," she smiled. "He literally lives one door down."

The German star was announced as the new ambassador for the luxury label's skincare line in April.

Diane describes her relationship with the House of Chanel as being more like family than business.

"I started modelling for them when I was 15, I know everyone there on a first name basis. They were the first ones to send me clothes when I first started out as an actress. And loyalty is so rare in our business that it makes sense to be supportive," she finished. "It's not always about money."

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