“I’ve know him half my life. I used to model, and that’s how I first met him. I was the face of Allure the perfume, and the makeup line, and I’ve known him ever since. We’ve stayed friends. A couple of years [after meeting him, I stopped being afraid of him]. He was very impressive then. He still is. He always, with me, was much more of a father figure. He was the first one as a young girl to see something in me.” Diane Kruger speaking of her friendship with Karl Lagerfeld
Diane Kruger (born 15 July 1976) is a German actress and former fashion model. Kruger wanted to be a ballerina, but after injury brought that early career to a halt, she turned to modelling. After leaving modelling to become an actress, Kruger remained close friends with Karl – she has previously modelled as the face of Chanel and has been dressed by Karl on many occasions. For many premieres and public appearances, Kruger wears Chanel, they have been photographed together for editorials and for the F.I.T. Couture Council Luncheon to honor Karl Lagerfeld, she introduced Lagerfeld.