Diane Kruger in RED Valentino swan collar shirt

Diane Kruger has to be one of our favourite style stars, and for good reason too. Never one to shy away from a sartorial challenge, she's always game to give a new, off-beat trend a go, and her latest ensemble is right on point. 

We clocked the gorgeous 37-year-old Inglorious Bastards actress in Paris working a classic double-breasted trench coat as a chic alternative to a dress, which she then paired with lace-up, hiker style boots. However, it's not her cool spin on a coat dress that's left us pining; it's her very adorable and quirky swan collar which she cleverly layered over the neckline of her trench that we can't stop thinking about. After all, you wouldn't want to hide such a beautiful thing, would you? 

We instantly recognised this kooky add-on as being part of RED Valentino's AW14 range. The younger sister to the brand's mainline Valentino collection has drawn inspiration from fairy-tales such as Snow White and Swan Lake for it's new season range, resulting in the cutest line of clothing and accessories we've seen this year. 

It's not just shirts that have been given the swanny treatment. The designers have also incorporated the swan motif on seriously wearable shift dresses, jumpers, bags, detachable collars and an amazing, you have to see them to believe them, pair of heels. #Adorbs. 

Make like Diane and wear your swan pieces with neutral, grown-up tones to stop them from looking twee. Or, for the ultimate in stand-out style, try clashing the collar with another statement print such as bold block stripes or an oversized floral; that's what the street-elite would do... 

Take a look at some of our favourite Swan Lake inspired pieces from RED Valentino's gorgeous range below and start compiling your wish-list, pronto. Well, if it's good enough for Diane... 

By Maxine Eggenberger

1. Swan Collar White Shirt, £183, RED Valentino at Far-Fetch
This shirt is the very same as Diane's own and it's easy to see why she scooped it up. Other than the ornate collar, the shirt also features subtly gathered sleeves and a sleek covered-button closure. We love... 


2. Swan Collar Black Shift Dress, £455, RED Valentino at StyleBob
If dresses are more your thing, you can still get in on the swan-collared action with this easy-to-wear fluted hem dress. Gorgeous. 

3. Swan Fur Collar, £455, RED Valentino
Take the collar trend a big step further with this real swan feather and fur collar. It'll instantly breathe a fun new lease of life into even your oldest wardrobe staples...

4. Swan Fringed Pumps, £445, RED Valentino
If the collar wasn't enough, Valentino has come up trumps with these uh-mazing swan court shoes. Wear them with skinny jeans and a basic tee to really give them your outfit-focus.

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