Diane Kruger's impeccable sartorial sensibilities have long impressed fashionistas worldwide, and unlike many stars she does it all on her own. The actress has opened up about why she shirks the services of a stylist to pull her own looks together, admitting that when she previously enlisted help her personal style fell to the wayside.
"I look back at some of those pictures from when I was starting out and it's like, 'Oh my God. That doesn't look like me.' I started looking like everybody else," she told Yahoo Style. "I think that's one of the reasons that I just scaled back."
The 40-year-old, who recently split from long-term boyfriend Joshua Jackson, said the experience means she now prefers to style herself.
"I still style myself. For the red carpet, I often borrow dresses from designers though because that's easier in a way," she said. "You give it back and you don't have to go shopping for it."
Diane added: "I think people need stylists when they don't have time or they don't find it fun to do it themselves. At this point, I think if I had to do a big tour, I would use a stylist to pull clothes, but I just don't think I need a stylist."
The Troy actress also admitted that although she loves to wear couture gowns on the red carpet, her day-to-day style is a lot more low-key.
"Couture, to me, still remains a very special occasion," she said. "I have such high respect for that. It's truly an art form. I have so much respect for that I wouldn't wear the dress unless it was a very special occasion. But I love mixing. During the day I don't really – other than maybe a bag – wear very expensive stuff."