Kirsten Dunst: Staging a Fashionable Comeback

Kirsten Dunst is experiencing a bit of a resurgence. The actress was just in the well-received All Good Things, and is set to appear later this year in the film version of Jack Kerouac's infamous book, On the Road. She's also just been confirmed as the face of Bulgari's Mon Jasmin Noir fragrance. She happens to look great in the Spring 2011 look book for Band of Outsiders (below) as well. We find it only fitting to examine Kirsten's funky style.

Kirsten Dunst for Band of Outsiders look book 2011

Back in 2004, Kirsten attended the MTV Video Music Awards in a flashy, low-cut mini. She wore a full-length ice blue gown with a flock of applique black birds by Rochas by Olivier Theyskens for the Cannes 2006 premiere of Marie Antoinette.

Kirsten Dunst wearing a mini-dress at the MTV Video Music Awards.Kirsten Dunst in a Rochas dress at the Marie Antoinette premiere.

The fit of the dress is a bit off, and her unkempt braided updo drew even more attention to her red hair, which was probably dyed for her role as Mary Jane in Spider Man.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel at the 2007 Oscars.Kirsten Dunst at The David Letterman Show in a menswear-inspired outfit.

The Chanel Haute Couture embellished tulle gown with a feather-decorated hem that Kirsten wore to the 2007 Oscars caused a lot of debate. The shirt-like sheer collar seemed an odd topper for the ornate dress. Never afraid of embracing the menswear trend, Kirsten visited David Letterman in a mock tuxedo. Rolling up her jacket sleeves to expose the white button-up cuffs was a nice finishing touch.

Kirsten Dunst looking casual on her way to Starbucks in 2008.Kirsten Dunst at Coachella in 2009.

Colorful muted green Wayfarers, a knee-length denim skirt and delicate pink scarf were perfect for a 2008 Starbucks run. Experienced in casual festival-chic dressing, Kirsten hit the 2009 Coachella scene in an eyelet-embroidered little white dress with flip-flops.

Kirsten Dunst in a Chanel gown at the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala.Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte at the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Kirsten's navy Chanel Spring Couture 2007 selection the following month, for the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala, was the antithesis of casual. Even her Christian Louboutin shoes were overpowered by her outfit's heavy feather-fringed sleeves, sheer bodice, and dramatic silver detailing. The Rodarte mini Kirsten worked at the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards was a testament to the design sister duo who earned an award that night.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.Kirsten Dunst at the Arclight movie theaters in Hollywood.

Clad in Chanel again for her 2010 Cannes Film Festival appearance, this number from the brand's 2011 Resort collection was understated, except for the vivid turquoise color. Pairing the intense hue with nude Jimmy Choo heels was a bright idea. Conservatively coordinating a grey dress and black cardigan, the actress hit the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood.

Kirsten Dunst in Valentino at the All Good Things premiere in NYC.Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte at the Art of Elysium Gala.

Her lacy Valentino dress, complete with ruffled sleeves, for the New York City premiere of All Good Things this past December got a modest update from the runway, courtesy of an extra layer of discretion. The Spring 2011 printed Rodarte dress Kirsten sported just last month for the Art of Elysium 4th Annual Heaven Gala somehow looked less uptight on the runway. Maybe the addition of black T-strap heels, sleek hair, and heavy red lips translated to the stiff portrayal.

For the most part, however, Kirsten and her quirky fashion sense have been getting it right recently on the red carpet and on the streets.

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