September 18, 2012 10:00 PM

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No pain, no fashion gain.

Super stylish actress Diane Kruger (one of PEOPLE’s Best Dressed stars) admits she’s not immune to pain and mishaps when it comes to fashion.

Luckily, she has her boyfriend of five years, actor Joshua Jackson, to rescue her.

“I have suffered a lot for fashion,” Kruger told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Calvin Klein spring 2013 collection show in New York.

“I recently wore a beautiful old Dior Couture gown for the [Cannes] Film Festival and it had a huge bodice. It was so big that it took me an hour to get into it and the only way for me to go to the bathroom was to take off the bodice,” she shared. “Once I finished dinner, I had to go to the bathroom and it became so tight that I couldn’t breathe anymore.”

What was the damsel in distress to do? “Josh had to come with me to the lady’s room and cut me out of it,” Kruger continued. “He literally had to help me remove the dress to help me go to the bathroom. It was crazy!”

The German beauty doesn’t take for granted Jackson’s chivalrous actions.

“He’s the best boyfriend,” she gushed. “That’s real love, isn’t it, to have someone like him help me in the weirdest situations. He’s great and he’s like my hero.” Tell us: How have you suffered for fashion?

–Paul Chi


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