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Diane Kruger’s style transformation

From young model to one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Diane Kruger has always been a style icon. But it was when director Wolfgang Petersen cast her as Helen of Troy - whom Christopher Marlow described as having "the face that launched a thousand ships" - in his 2004 blockbuster Troy that thrust her into the limelight, making her a regular at Cannes Film Festival and darling of the fashion pack.

Since then Diane, 38, has developed her own enviable sense of style that is a perfect mix of classic and neutral colours, adventurous sartorial touches and a vintage aesthetic. What's more captivating, is she does without the hands of a stylist.

"I know it's crazy to think it would be unusual for someone to dress themselves. But, so often in Hollywood, women have stylists and they all look the same," she told mytheresa.com's Women project earlier this year. "I did that too when I first started out. But then I'd see pictures and didn't recognise myself. As my confidence grew as an actor and as a woman I started picking my own clothes. I don't want to look like everybody else," she added.

From 1992 to 2014, we chart the evolution of Diane Kruger's impeccable and desirable style.

(Images: Rex Features, Getty)

  • 1992

    At 16 years old Diane Kruger represented Germany at Elite Model Look, an international modelling contest, and was named Face Of The Year in 1992.

  • 1992

  • June 1999

    At the Fragrance Foundation's 27th Annual FiFi Awards in New York.

  • April 2004

    At the Dangereous Liaisons Costume Institute Gala in New York.

  • May 2004

    At the premiere of Troy at Cannes Film Festival.

  • November 2004

    At the premiere of National Treasure in Los Angeles.

  • January 2005

    At the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

  • May 2006

    At the premiere of Transylvania at Cannes Film Festival.

  • February 2007

    At the 'Cinema for Peace Gala' at the Berlinale Film Festival.

  • May 2007

    Kruger hosted the opening and closing of the 60th Cannes Film Festival as the master of ceremonies.

  • May 2007

    With Karl Lagerfeld and Denys Arcand at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

  • May 2008

    In a Chanel gown at the amfAR ''Cinema Against Aids' party at Moulin De Mougins in Cannes.

  • February

    In a Valentino gown at the Cesars Awards Arrivals in Paris.

  • February 2009

    Attending the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show with boyfriend Joshua Jackson in New York.

  • April 2009

    In a Marchesa frock at the New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance.

  • May 2009

    In a Marchesa gown at the premiere of Inglourious Basterds at Cannes Film Festival.

  • July 2009

    In a Balmain dress at the premiere of Inglourious Basterds in London.

  • January 2010

    At a Jason Wu gown at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

  • May 2010

    In a Calvin Klein dress at the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York.

  • May 2010

    In a Hugo Boss trouser and top set at a Hugo Boss event in London.

  • May 2011

    At the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York with boyfriend Joshua Jackson.

  • May 2012

    In a Giambattista Valli gown at the premiere of Moonrise Kingdom at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • May 2012

    In a Jason Wu gown at Cannes Film Festival.

  • February 2013

    At the Vanity Fair Academy Awards after-party in Los Angeles.

  • March 2013

    In a Thakoon dress and Jimmy Choo boots at the premiere of The Host in Los Angeles.

  • May 2013

    At a Memorial Day Party in Los Angeles.

  • June 2013

    In a Nina Ricci dress at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in Los Angeles.

  • September 2013

    In a Jill Stuart outfit at a preview screening of The Bridge - America in Munich.

  • September 2013

    In a Prabal Gurung at the Met Opera Season Opening in New York.

  • October 2013

    In an Emilia Wickstead dress and Charlotte Olympia bag at the Autism Speaks Annual Blue Jean Ball in Los Angeles.

  • February 2014

    In an Elie Saab gown at the premiere of The Better Angels at the Berlinale International Film Festival.

  • March 2014

    In a Valentino gown at the Vanity Fair Academy Awards after-party in Los Angeles.

  • May 2014

    At the Joel Silver Memorial Day Beach Party in Malibu.

  • July 2014

    In a Marios Schwab dress at the FOX Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.

  • September 2014

    In Chanel couture where she was awarded was honored with a medallion from the Ministry of Culture in Paris.

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