When Diane Kruger obtained the role of Marie Antoinette in “Farewell, My Queen”, she called up her good friend Karl Lagerfeld for some advice. She told the “Wall Street Journal” about her friendship with the fashion designer.
She said, “I’ve known him since I was sixteen years old and today he’s both a friend and a neighbor. He is obsessed with Versailles and Marie Antoinette. When I got the part of the queen, he was one of the first people I called and I walked over to his home and picked his brain for inspiration.”
She went on to discuss her preparations for the role, saying, “The preparations became part of the character — helping me understand what Marie Antoinette’s life must have been like.”
The character required her to sit for wig and makeup for two hours per day on the set of the movie. Diane also talked about her fashion, along the clothes that her boyfriend Joshua Jackson appreciates. She said,
“I love men’s fashion, particularly Rag and Bone, which is one of my boyfriend’s favorite brands. He doesn’t like clothes that are too tailored or ‘fashiony’; sometimes I’ll pick up pieces for him, but he’s a big boy and can shop for himself.”
She went on to say, “I completely geek out when it comes to couture. It shows fashion as it used to be. I don’t know how many people can actually afford the clothes, but in a way, that’s beside the point.”