The ever-lovely Keira Knightley wore a particularly elegant Burberry Prorsum gown last winter at the London premiere of A Dangerous Method. The conservative burgundy dress features a black bow at the waist and cap sleeves, yet reveals a much sexier side from another angle… Much like the twisted psychological tale Knightley was promoting. She accessorized it perfectly with a simple black clutch, cocktail ring, a swept-back bun, with dramatic dark eyes and a perfect pink pout. She is perfection.
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“I think as you get more well-known, more designers lend you dresses. But you always give them back like Cinderella because you shouldn’t be buying them; $20,000 for one night?! As far as expensive stuff goes, I’m not good at shopping – I’m better at the cheap stuff!” – Keira Knightley
Today is one of our favorite style mavens’ 27th birthday – Miss Keira Knightley! Late last night, this editor caught Atonement on the USA network (which I found kind of odd), but was completely enthralled by Keira and James McAvoy’s performances. I was completely shocked and impressed that Miss Knightley was only 22-years-old in that film! Pretty spectacular. Here, is the mature-looking actress at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival at only 20 years of age! (We swear, this stunner perpetually looks like a worldly woman in her late 20s – we couldn’t believe this photo is from 7 years ago! Keira never ages!) The pretty girl is sporting a Roland Mouret Fall 2005 Galaxy dress, a Yves St. Laurent velvet belt and a pair of Jimmy Choo slingbacks. This look is so timeless, it could be worn in the 1940s, 60s or today, without anyone batting an eye. Happy Birthday Keira!
Pride and Prejudice may well be the first instance of chick lit. The Jane Austen novel has been made into a mini series, several movies and even got its own zombie-themed book. Millions of women across the world delude themselves into thinking they are just like the self-sufficient heroine Elizabeth Bennet (not that we’re exempt), which is why the story is still popular 200 years later. Here is the 2005 film version starring our beloved Keira Knightley as Elizabeth. She wears this ethereal silk white dress to a ball, where she and Mr. Darcy dance around the room – and their feelings for each other. The satin ribbon around her waist and pearls in her hair finish off the simple, yet divine look. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran also worked with Knightley in the stunning film Atonement. It’s no surprise she was nominated for an Academy Award for this film, too. Darcy and Elizabeth seem to have nothing but contempt for each other when they talk, but this dress is as romantic as they both truly feel.
Today begins our “12 Days of Christmas Countdown,” where we list our favorite holiday movie looks everyday until Christmas! Here is our beloved Keira Knightley in Love Actually. Keira was only 18 when she played Juliet – a fitting name for the love interest stuck in a tricky triangle. Here, she’s wearing a cropped, off-the-shoulder cream-colored top with cable-knit detail and slim-cut jeans. In this scene, Juliet’s husband’s buddy, Mark, admits how he really feels about his best friend’s girl – it’s love actually… not the contempt she thought he had for her. Even though Mark doesn’t win her heart, at least he gets a goodnight kiss from this English cutie! We still can’t believe she’s only a teenager here!
Silk is the only film of Keira Knightley’s that our editors dislike. She’s been Robin Hood’s daughter, a sword-fighting debutante, Elizabeth Bennett, a passionate aristocrat-turned-nurse, a model/bounty hunter, and an aggressive archer named Queen Guinevere; in Silk, she’s the forgotten wife of a French merchant who has a thing for Asians. Borrringggggg. She’s having way more fun here than she does in the entire movie! But at least she got to wear one cool outfit! The 19th century promenade dress is accessorized nicely with a parasol, small straw hat and a drawstring silk bag.
Even though the summer is getting nearer, in reality it is still Spring, and this is certainly an outfit made for the season. Here, our girl Keira is wearing a soft lavender-gray, floral silk blouse tucked into a high-waisted pastel skirt while collecting flowers in Atonement. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran received an Oscar nomination for the film, and considering how beautiful each outfit Knightley wore as Cecilia, it comes as no surprise that we’ve featured the film more than once already. (Fun Fact: theSkinnyStiletto‘s first ever Look-of-the-Day was from Atonement!) Durran stated, “The whole idea of Cecilia’s costume was that I wanted to give her the aura of a butterfly – something really light and transparent.” Her character may look light and airy, but underneath she is a fiercely loyal and bullheaded Brit. Oddly enough, her removal of this very outfit actually leads to her and her lover’s tragic future. Guess not exactly as “light and airy” as we intended!
Keira Knightley – both cute and always cutting edge, it’s no surprise we’ve already featured her so many times. This “Fancy Friday” is Keira’s navy and white gown from promoting Atonement at the Venice Film Festival. The actress honestly looks a little too thin, but still fresh-faced and fun in this halter dress from Chanel’s 2008 Resort Collection. It is a flirty and fabulous inspiration for the first unofficial weekend of summer, and absolutely perfect for Memorial Day (even though it’s a French dress on a British body within Italian borders, it looks American to us!)
This rainy, gloomy-looking day deserved a gloomy “Look-of-the-Day,” and who are more prepared for inclement weather and utter heartbreak than the British?! (We’re kidding, our editors are complete Anglophiles here at theSkinnyStiletto.) This “Tuesday Twosome” is none other than the gorgeous onscreen couple, Keira Knightley and James McAvoy as Cecilia and Robbie, in Atonement. Our first post was about Keira’s infamous green gown from this motion picture, so it’s not surprising we featured the Jacqueline Durran fashion again. Here, Cecilia is sporting a 1940s navy blue trench coat and matching hat over her nurse’s uniform, while Robbie has on his British military uniform. What’s sexier than people dedicating their lives to a cause higher than themselves? Nothing. (Well, some horrible paths of fate led them to their roles, but still.) Despite the couple’s lovely Oscar-nominated clothing, you want to cry just looking at their extremely plangent faces and knowing what awaits them.