What a difference a week makes! Cameron Diaz tames her wild locks as she steps out in Paris for Couture Fashion Week

What a difference a week makes! Cameron Diaz tames her wild locks as she steps out in Paris for Couture Fashion Week

Just a week ago she was sporting a bed-head style crop, but following criticism Cameron Diaz has decided to tame her locks.

With her blonde hair ironed straight, the actress dazzled as left her hotel to attend shows in Paris this morning, marking the start of Couture Fashion Week.

Already she has showcased two contrasting looks. In preparation for the 10.30am Versace show Diaz opted for a sexy ensemble consisting of a flattering black mini skirt, leather ankle boots and mesh panelled top.

But for the Christian Dior presentation, held at the 1200 square metre flagship store on Avenue Montaigne, the 39-year-old adopted a more feminine demeanor, flaunting a knee-length Fifties-inspired black and white polka dot dress, gladiator heels and scarlet lipstick.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz sported a slick hairstyle as she stepped out in Paris for Couture Fashion Week to attend the Versace show (left) and the Christian Dior presentation (right)

Only a collarless coat protected her from the cold as she stepped out of the Four Seasons on Avenue George V.

The Charlie's Angles star first unveiled her new haircut during a beach holiday with friends in Hawaii earlier this month. But the style has unsettled fans who preferred her with longer hair.

She started the day on the front row of the Versace show where she was joined by German actress Diane Kruger.

Kruger, 35, chose a monochrome printed dress, strappy sandals and a natural updo.

After the show, which was also attended by Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Emanuelle Alt, Kruger said: 'I loved it. It was so sexy, so typically Versace. I'm looking myself to see if I can get one.'

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Last week: Cameron Diaz flaunted a carefree hair style at the Weinstein Company's Golden Globes afterparty

Diane Kruger

Cameron Diaz

Today: Kruger chose a monochrome printed dress, strappy sandals and a naturally styled updo (left)

Opulent: Models present a collection from Versace during the Couture Fashion Week in Paris

Opulent: Models present a collection from Versace during the Couture Fashion Week in Paris

After an eight-year hiatus, the Italian brand Versace and its line 'Versace Atelier' have made a much-awaited return to couture with 15 looks.

The fashion house went for a Grecian theme, exhibiting feminine gowns in gold, silver and white. In true Versace style orange, yellow and acid green were other shades to feature.

Designer Donatella, 56, said: 'The world needs glamour, and I missed couture.'

Classic designs were revisited and given an Aphrodite-like twist, such as the leather biker jacket and hot pants with gold metallic gussets.

Posing up: Cameron posed for a shot with Bar Refaeli as she attended the Dior show

Posing up: Cameron posed for a shot with Bar Refaeli as she attended the Dior show

Model behaviour: Bar Refaeli and Natalia Vodianova both made an appearance at the show

Model behaviour: Bar Refaeli and Natalia Vodianova both made an appearance at the show

Model behaviour: Bar Refaeli and Natalia Vodianova both made an appearance at the show

An aria from the Puccini opera Tosca, sung by Greek legend Maria Callas was played as models showcased the intricate creations.

However day-one of the couture shows will otherwise be dominated by Dior,
which remains in the spotlight since John Galliano's departure
last March after his racist outburst.

Many are eager to know if the house, steered for the past 10
months by Galliano's right-hand man Bill Gaytten, will choose this week to
name a successor. The Belgian Raf Simons is currently tipped for the
job.

Donatella Versace

Cameron Diaz (L) and Donatella Versace (R) attend the Versace Haute Couture

Donatella Versace takes to the catwalk (right) and strikes a pose with actress Cameron Diaz

 Versace Haute Couture

 Versace Haute Couture

 Versace Haute Couture

Versace went for a Grecian theme, exhibiting gowns in golds and silvers while classic designs were revisited

Two dozen fashion houses will be sending out one-off creations – the industry's most expensive – over three days of exclusive shows.

Tomorrow comes the turn of two great French houses — Chanel and Givenchy
— sharing the spotlight with small French designers Alexandre Vauthier
(a favourite of R'n'B star Rihanna) and Julien Fournie.

And on Wednesday Jean Paul Gaultier will feature, alongside the
French-Chinese designer Yiqing Yin, known for her sophisticated drapes.

Haute couture is a protected appellation in France, awarded based on
strict criteria.

The industry caters to a core client base of no more than 100 women
worldwide. They are joined each year by another 100 who will treat
themselves to a once-in-a-lifetime dress, for a special occasion.

A unique creation from a young designer is never less than 12,000 – double that figure for something from a big-name
house. Wedding dresses can go for 80,000 or more.