Keira Knightley Style Double Shot

Posted on June 26, 2014

With celebrity style, sometimes you have to give people props for doing things most of us would consider no-brainers, like, say…

 

Keira-Knightley-Erdem-Valentino-Begin-Again-Premiere-New-York-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site- (1)Keira Knightley attends premiere of “Begin Again” at the SVA Theatre in New York City in a Valentino navy sheer gown with bird appliqués.

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… lining a dress instead of going out and putting your underwear (or lack) on display. Attagirl, Keira. This appears to be a thing that’s hard to do for celebrities, so you deserve props.

Love every bit of this look. It’s almost like a parody of a Keira Knightley look; romantic to an almost absurd degree and striking at the same time, with almost no other styling. With Keira, it’s always about finding something really dramatic and well-suited to her – and then hanging it on her cheekbones. Hey, go with what works, we say. At least she’s not boring in the Angelina Jolie mode.

But this next one is a disappointment:

 

Keira-Knightley-Erdem-Valentino-Begin-Again-Premiere-New-York-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site- (6)Keira Knightley attends the “Begin Again” New York premiere after party at The Bowery Hotel in New York City in an Erdem teal metallic off-the-shoulder dress paired with gold pumps.

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Maybe it suffers from the comparison to the first look, but this comes off heavy and shapeless. But this is a very rare instance of a model working a garment much better than Miss Keira. It turns into a different dress on her, which means Girl? That is NOT your dress. And it has nothing to do with size or shape, since Keira’s pretty much model-sized and model-shaped. It’s simply not a garment that plays to her strengths and she doesn’t seem to know what to do with it. It may have been helped by some un-Keira-like styling, since this isn’t quite a “hang it off your cheekbones” kinda look.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com, Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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