When you’re a Karl Lagerfeld muse, a model-turned-award-winning-actress and get a Jason Wu bag named after you, you’re probably somewhat of a fashion maverick. And German actress Diane Kruger definitely fits the bill, always dazzling on the red carpet, whether she’s posing on the infamous red stairway at Cannes or dressing in her boho finest for Coachella with boyfriend Joshua Jackson by her side.
More often than not, Kruger sports daring looks: think newsboy caps, lady suits—with suspenders!—and hoop skirts. And did I mention she doesn’t have a stylist? She just manages to pull off fashion risks all on her own. Le sigh.
In honor of the actress’s 37th birthday today, click through the slideshow above to see 17 of her most daring fashion looks ever—all of which, frankly, only Kruger herself could pull off.