Diane Kruger in black Thakoon at ‘The Host’ premiere: lovely or boring?

I haven’t paid any attention to Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. Was the book as successful as the Twilight series? Are people getting Twihardy about the film adaptation? My guess is that while the book is probably popular and people are looking forward to the movie, no one is going full-Twihard. Which is a shame, because I like the two actresses in The Host WAY more than any of the Twilight people. Even though Saoirse Ronan is the lead of the film (more on her in a sec), Diane Kruger was definitely the star of last night’s Hollywood premiere. Diane wore a Thakoon cocktail dress with some crazy Jimmy Choo shoes. I like that Diane’s little black dresses are jazzier and fancier than the typical LBDs, and by wearing black I feel like she was saying, “I want to look great, but I’m not the star.” Still, the dress has elements of “LOOK AT ME!” Like, there’s only about a half of inch of solid fabric keeping me from seeing her nips. Also: Joshua looks great!

And here’s Saoirse… I love this young woman. She’s SO talented and she just seems sort of effortlessly cool. She’s Irish and she’s only 18 years old. She wore Lanvin to her premiere – it’s a great color on her, and I don’t hate the idea of a simple shift dress on a young woman. I’m glad she’s not tarted up. She’s gorgeous.

Here’s Stephenie Meyer – I don’t mind her outfit at all, but she needed different shoes.

I’m also including some pics of your new Sparkles and Wolf-Boy (or whatever). Max Irons and Jake Abel are the two young guys in the film. Max is a cutie, but these boys are seriously YOUNG. Too young for me to think about.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Christina says:

    Diane’s dress is very unflattering – makes her look as though she has huge arms and shoulders and a bull neck, which of course she doesn’t. Also, she oozes smug so it’s a ‘no’ from me.

    Saoirse Ronan looks kind of like a younger, shorter Jolie Richardson.

  2. marie says:

    Diane is pretty, but she’s looked better. Although, I’ll take any excuse to see her and Joshua together.

    I love Saoirse, think she’s one of the best young actresses out there. She looks good.

    And I think Stephanie has either worn that dress, or a variation of it, several times. She’s a fan of the flowers.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I agree this isn’t her best but honestly, I think she can pull just about anything off.

      Man, my husband Josh looks SO cute in these pics. I hate how happy Diane makes him-he’s always smiling and looking so cute around her.

  3. Amelia says:

    I’m not going to go watch The Host but I *really* want it to be a success simply because Saoirse is awesome!
    And compared to McLip Bitey, her talent and attitude are on a stratospheric level.
    Unfortunately, I don’t think it will be a success, at least not in the same vein as Twilight. My guess is that it will do well, it will top the box office and all the Twi-loonies will go and watch it in order to satiate their lack of creepy stalker relationship stories, but it’s based on a stand alone book, so there aren’t any franchise opportunities, really.
    Unless Meyer decides to churn out some more crap.

    • berry says:

      I’m sure I read somewhere that she is writing a sequel to the Host. I didn’t mind the Host, I mean it’s not the best thing I’ve read but it’s not the worst either.

    • Joanne says:

      Oh nevermind, someone else answered the question.

  4. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I usually don’t care much for cutout side panels, but this looks well cut, well made, well fit.

    She looks amazing.

  5. GoodCapon says:

    Not digging the side boob on Kruger.

    And one of the Sparkly 2.0 looks like Sam Claflin!

  6. T.C. says:

    I hate Diane Kruger’s dress but she looks very pretty neck up. Not a fan of Saoirse Ronan’s poorly fitted two panel shift dress and her hair is ratty at the ends but good for her not to go the tarty route. She’s like a sweet girl with lots of talent so hope her movie is a hit. It pains me to say Stephenie Meyer is the best dressed of groups. The two boys look too bland for me.

    • Belle says:

      I was with you right up until you said Stephanie was the best dressed… Josh is by far the best looking thing in all of these photos. 😉

  7. Lemony says:

    I don’t like her shoes but the dress is fine. Love Saoirse!

  8. Dorothy#1 says:

    The host was waaaay better than twilight, I’m looking forward to seeing it!!

  9. Tig says:

    “The Host” is a good read- I think the movie looks interesting. No way will it put up “Twilight” numbers- but those kinds of films- w/o comic book themes and the comics themselves- are few and far between.

    Dresses- SM looks fine, love the color of SR’s dress on her and Diane looks great as usual.

    Hope this is Max Iron’s time to shine- “Red Riding Hood” certainly wasn’t it!

  10. Bianca says:

    Saoirse looks absolutely stunning! Wow. Last time I saw her she was the little girl in “Atonement”…

  11. boredbrit says:

    I think the film won’t live up to the book. The film doesn’t have Walter in it, which was a fairly big part of the storyline. The actors playing Ian and Jared definitely are miscast, Jared was meant to be quite older than Melanie. I don’t think I’ll watch the film because it would just piss me off. And to all the people slating the book, yes, we know it’s not Pulitzer/Man Booker Prize material but still a good read.

    • I Choose Me says:

      What? No Walter. I still want to see the movie but that’s a huge letdown. As for the book (and despite my problems with the ending) I love it unapologetically.

      • boredbrit says:

        I love it too, and I hate how I have to defend it to my friends as soon as they see it’s written by Stephanie Meyer. Inside I’m thinking, ‘cue the eye-rolls.’

  12. Amanda_SB says:

    Diane looks good, but Joshua looks amazing! 🙂

    Saoirse also looks very nice.

  13. Sara says:

    I think Dianes dress is ugly as most of her clothes tend to be imo. Such a shame as she is so beautiful

    • CF98 says:

      I agree she has a pretty face but that’s about it never been in awe of her fashion sense.

  14. emmie_a says:

    Saoirse should try brushing her hair.

  15. Runs with Scissors says:

    I wish Diane Kruger would not wear her hair slicked down like that, with her slitty eyes and thin lips it makes her look like a snake.

    She kind of looks like how Lara Flyn Boyle used to look before all the surgery.

    Stephanie Myer looks like she’s wearing her grandma’s couch.

  16. Reece says:

    Sorry all I see is Joshua. Was there some sort of event going on around him?

  17. Gemini08 says:

    For the record: The Host has nothing to do with vampires or wolves.

  18. taxi says:

    Diane’s dress fails. Saoirse’s side panels are subtle, hence “better” imo. Her hair could use a do.
    Max should either smile or close his lips.

  19. A Fan says:

    She’s never boring – she’s got great style. The quote, “she wears clothes so well”, absolutely applies to her. Regardless of personal taste, she looks great in just about every (unique) thing she wears. Bonus points for the awesome shoes (never any blocks of cement on her feet).

    Saoirse looks great, too – showing equally unique style. Take away a few points for the partial blocks on her shoes.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I’d like Diane’s on her if it didn’t have the sheer part in front, and not quite so much side boob.
    Saoirse is so pretty, but I don’t think this is a good red carpet look.