Keira Knightley in Chanel at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

Posted on July 02, 2014

Keira, darling, you are born to wear Chanel, it’s true.

You’re just not born to wear this Chanel.

Keira-Knightley-Chanel-Serpentine-Gallery-Summer-Party-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Keira Knightley (pictured with James Righton) attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Kensington Gardens in London in a Chanel dress with beaded top and floral appliqué skirt from the Resort 2015 collection.

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That’s because no one is born to wear this Chanel. And that’s because this Chanel looks like a shower curtain liner, a craft rug, and a backsplash all got together to form a Frankendress. Could you imagine having to walk around a party sporting this thing? People will be expecting apologies. We want to feel bad for her but she looks like she’s pretty okay with it. She’s probably so dazzled by his hair that she can’t think straight.





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  • Danielle

    And to think, this abomination probably cost more than my mortgage payment.

  • NormDeplume720

    I admit I kinda like parts of it. But it should be a kicky party craft rug/backsplash. The gauze underneath is just one strangeness too far.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Uncle Karl’s just messing with us, right? Did he create this after downing a case of plonk?

      • evave2

        What is plonk? My ignorance of new drug names (and if this is not a new drug name, I apologize) has gotten gigantic over the last few years.
        Is the fellow somebody she knows or is he a model for the evening? They don’t look at all connected.
        My gosh I wrote nothing about the fashion.
        I think the skirt looks both too sheer and too shiny and that is difficult to manage but I guess they dood it.
        The tunic looks like it will leave stipple marks on her butt when she sits down.

        • Abi

          Plonk is just a slang word used for cheap wine. It is used in British English; I’m not sure if used elsewhere too.

          • I love it when I learn new things on TLo! Thanks!

          • RidgewayGirl

            I use it because I tend to drink it.

        • RunAmuck

          He’s her husband.

          • evave2

            Thank you. He must be brave for a civilian. I am glad he is there supporting her.
            He’s in a beautiful suit,

        • Beardslee

          “‘Plonk’ dates from World War I when Tommy Atkins, serving in France, shortened ‘vin blanc’ to ‘plonk.’

          • MoHub

            Although these days, once can also down cheap red plonk.

          • evave2

            That actually makes sense. I kinda love British slanging rhyme.

          • MoHub

            But plonk isn’t rhyming slang. Rhyming slang would involve a word that rhymed with wine.

          • evave2

            beardslee said that “plonk” rhymes with “vin blanc” so that’s where the rhyming slang comes from.

          • MoHub

            No. Beardslee said the Brits “shortened” vin blanc to plonk. Not the same as rhyming it.

      • d4divine

        I think Karl likes to mess with us…that’s one of the reasons I like him so much. Lol

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          It wouldn’t surprise me if some designes occasionally send something truly fug down the runway just to see whether any fashion mag editors will call them on it, or if the editors will go gaga and proclaim that “yes, rhinestone pockets are a must this season!”

  • Janice Bartels

    I love the bodice, but this is scroll down fug for sure.

  • gabbilevy

    I was reaching peak annoyance with her, and then she showed up on Graham Norton a) not knowing who made her pretty designer dress and b) tickled that Graham called her hubby a rock star (“oh, he’ll be so pleased someone thinks he’s a star“). It was refreshing.

    • St. Ace

      I love her so bloody much, even her bad sex faces!

    • She was so endearing in that interview. Her description of orgasm faces on Skype was amazing too.

  • Alexis Wenceslao

    Pure Project Runway Unconventional Challenge. Bottom 2. Or the one OUT.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      Auf Wiedersehen, Sweet Pea!

    • Alloy Jane

      Yes, it’s very “I made this dress from candy and shower curtains.”

    • kbshee

      Angela’s rosettes!

      • Doreen Ingato Inguaggiato Bier


  • AlisonHendryx

    you guys seen Zoolander, right? I mean, this IS Derelique.

  • Sarah

    What for the cellophane drapes about the legs? Sigh.

    • MoHub

      More like someone’s grandmother’s sheers. I can almost tolerate the top on its own.

      • Sarah

        Yeah, it’s kinda kooky but I think she could’ve made it work. Although, those sheers are such a weird aspect that maybe in comparison everything else looks okay 🙂

  • James

    I keep thinking someone is squeezing right above her boobs and ouchie ouch. Though the first photo is making up for it because his zombified stare is cracking me up.

  • Tlazolteotl

    The horror. The horror.

  • Anglow

    So that is who she married. Well done!!!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Keira does look mighty pleased with her Mister, which is sweet-now go back and change into something fetching.

    • MartyBellerMask

      He is so very pretty.

    • Wink

      They look like siblings. She married the male version of herself. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

      • Ali2044

        I had to scroll back up, but my god, you are so right. They look like fraternal twins…

  • MilaXX

    As cray as the top of the dress is if she had removed the silly underskirt I’d be okay with this as a sparkly party dress.

    • lunchcoma

      That was the first thing I thought. The dress is a lot from the knees up, but some women could make it work and I suspect Keira might be one of them. The white slip thing is ridiculous.

    • smh4748

      Agree! I like the bodice a lot, and I could live with the skirt. But the shower curtain liner part is beyond terrible. When she walks, it looks like used tissue paper from a gift bag.

    • MoHub

      Is it an underskirt or pants? On the model it looks like pants, which makes them even more cray.

      • MilaXX

        I can’t tell.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    1) Does anyone know any curses/hexes/juju/etc.? and 2) Could you place one on Mr Kagerfeld? I want the madness to stop. I’m happy to contribute to a PayPal account of your choosing.

  • alyce1213

    Rip off the bottom and it’s quite cute.

  • Fyolette

    remove the middle part and imagine the bottom one, properly fitted to the figure, starting right below the top instead, and I’m on board. also it’s time to lay off those shoes tbh.

    • conniemd

      Yeah, that was my thought, but only if the bottom isn’t sheer. The skirt looks like a craft project, the top is really pretty and the bottom looks like an afterthought, like it needs to be floor length to be worn on the red carpet, so lets put this at bottom of the skirt. Weirdly enough, I can picture the bottom panel in black or red attached to the bodice and it would be smashing.

  • In_Stitches

    It looks like a Dior. That wasn’t a compliment.

    • Aidan B


    • demidaemon

      I see what you are saying, although this predisposition for cracky rainbow embellishment is all Uncle Karl. Now just imagine what would happen if the two houses collaborated. I apologize for any resulting nightmares.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      WHERE’s TLO? I’ve been refreshing and refreshing for hours! I need my TLO fix. 🙂

  • DesertDweller79

    Sometimes I think Uncle Karl is going senile. And looking at this dress is one of those times. It gets progressively worse as you scroll down.

  • SuzyQuzey

    It looks like it was put together from scraps leftover on the cutting room floor.

  • hughman

    You could lose your keys in that thing.

    • Gatto Nero

      His hair?

  • El Silver Fox

    Is the crescent moon head jewelry thingie on the runway model a Gigi reference? Because if so, gross.

  • Annmarie Kane

    Honey, your slip is showing.

    • MoHub

      And showing. And showing.

  • Jen

    She’s so stunning, and comes across as lovely in all the interviews I’ve seen/read. She could wear a bin bag and I’d still call it gorgeous 🙂

  • kimmeister

    Ha, I was just marveling at his locks myself.

  • Kristen

    I just want to crawl into her cheekbone crevice and live there. Praise be to the bone structure gods.

  • Feral Fremen


  • lundibleu

    It’s the pleated bin bag at the bottom that’s the worst part of it. Well, from a distance at least. I suspect up close it is all a tacky mess.

  • Violentcello

    It needs to be one or the other of the dresses that went into making this. I feel pretty certain she could rock an ethereal pleated dress like that underthing. The overthing could be pretty cool, either as a short little cocktail dress, or extended all the way to the ground.

  • Thomas

    Actually, I think she was born to wear Valentino, or at least the old Chanel.

  • Kimberlini

    “That’s because no one is born to wear this Chanel.” THANK YOU. Exactly what I was thinking as I scrolled down, and I was going to be upset if you didn’t agree. Tears avoided.

  • quiltrx

    His hair is full of life-giving magic. I almost don’t have to look at that annoying girl because of it.
    To summarize the dress…I like the bodice, I like the skirt, but NOT together. And let’s just lop off everything below the knee and pretend it never happened.

  • MightyMarshal

    Definition of editorial dress.

  • I feel like this could have squeaked by as a look if she had torn off either the shower curtain below the knees, or the overgrown peplum. C’mon Keira, we’re gonna need a rom-com style fashion-fixin’ montage!

  • Ew…it’s a trio of horror…

  • FibonacciSequins

    I dare anyone to wear that and make it WERQ.

  • jonnyf8

    She’s still very pretty and immensely likeable.

  • KT

    She is close to the top of my irrational dislike list. She comes off as very cold and distant onscreen, and I can never feel for her characters, no matter how likeable they’re written to be. She is like watching snobby oatmeal.

  • I actually like it . After all the horrid red carpets from DIOR this looks positivley stunning….

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Coco Chanel would suggest you take one thing off before leaving the house, like the bottom of this dress for starters….

    • demidaemon

      Or the whole dress and finding a totally different one in your closet.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        That too

    • Beardslee

      “Elegance is refusal,” Keira!

  • Did anybody else see the Jane Eyre inspired number she wore on the Daily Show?

  • GeoDiva

    Seriously….that is the ugliest thing I have seen. I’ll take Li Bingbing’s sheer jumpsuit over this POS.

  • lexilexi

    Perfect match. They both have that rather pale consumptive look… beautiful though it is.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Keira, sweetie darling, it is never appropriate to wear your Michael’s mosaic smock over your nightie for a formal appearance-never.

  • JauntyJohn

    Lurch’s kid looks great!

  • Trickytrisha

    The damn dress is just plain SILLY. They’re a cute couple, but he looks about 16.

  • frannyprof

    They look like they’d be a hoot and a half.

  • PinkyK

    Oh Karl you cheeky monkey! This is a joke right….

  • Anglow

    Uncle Karl calling Kiera: darling, no, no, the packing material is still attached to the dress!

  • Alloy Jane

    Love the gal but man, that hair is not my cup of tea. The dress? All I can say is “blech.”

  • Persiaa

    Well, someone’s been shopping at Michael’s. How is the overdress made? At first, I though pailettes. Scraps sewn to a background fabric?

  • marlie

    Nope. This is NO ONE’S Chanel. Not even Keira can save this one. Her hubby is cute though.

  • roche

    OMG I know his hair is perfect! But her dress is a horror. If I blur my eyes and I can see an interesting idea there, but the execution gets an “F”. Keira herself looks gorgeous though, and her husband is so suave and that tux.

  • connie238

    Is the bottom part a skirt? In a couple of shots it looks like Little Bo Peep pantalettes. But the horror of that would too overwhelming.

  • Henry Maler

    She’s to good for that cranky looking man.

    There. I said it.

  • It’s alive!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    The bottom looks like wax paper. The rest of it looks terrible.

  • Gatto Nero

    Confused mess of a dress.
    That’s quite a quiff he’s sporting.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    What the hell Karl?!?!

  • flamingoNW

    Cate could do this

  • Tom Markiewicz

    I think it really would be okay if certain design elements were separated out; if you took the top bodice and attached a flowing skirt in the same colour as the underskirt; if the skirt-skirt section was removed from the rest of it and paired with a crisp white shirt for a lunch, it would actually be okay. It’s just too much all together.

  • Joey Melliza

    Karl’s having too much fun. — without the hidie shower curtain bottom — she could probably work it

  • Hazel Ruxton

    It looks like a school “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” project – the kids all brought in junk from home and made a dress out of milk bottle tops, bits of fabric and a sheet of that plasticky stuff they use to protect furniture which Miss has had up the back of a cupboard thinking it would come in useful one day.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    She has bulimic mouth.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Should have just cut off the fluffy white thing & gone with brightly colored short dress.

  • I think it’s actually (from top to bottom): Mosaic Patio Table from Pier 1 — My Grandma’s Swimming Cap From the 60s — The Cheapest, Smelliest Shower Curtain Liner Linens n Things sells. It makes me almost regret asking my husband for a vintage Chanel bracelet for my birthday.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Coco is rolling in her grave.

  • Wink

    She’s wearing TWO separate dresses. Chanel sent her two dresses – but she mistakenly thought the pieces were to be worn together. The ‘shower curtain’ covering her legs is a strapless, sheer mini but she’s wearing it as some sort of bizarre cover-up for her lower half. (That’s the only ‘logical’ reason I can imagine for this crime against fashion.)

  • Brittany

    We desperately need Miranda Priestly to preview designers’ collections before they hit the runway because Miss Wintour seems to have given up. No doubt this dress would have earned a pursing of the lips!

  • crash1212

    I could live with this if it stopped before that nonsense happening below the knee. I will never understand the thought process for adding a sheer bed skirt to otherwise passable dresses. WTF designers? Also…her head is beautiful.

  • KES4K

    That dress looks like it was made with old crayon stubs, wax paper, and an iron.

    • decormaven

      Pinterest craft.

  • LadyVimes

    Project Runway Bathroom Challenge

    • Shawn EH

      So hiddy!

  • MoHub

    One of these days, the ghosts of Chanel, Lanvin, Dior, and every other iconic designer will descend and send everyone now designing under their names straight to H-E-double hockey sticks.

    • decormaven

      I await that day with bated breath.

      • MoHub

        It should play like the end of Don Giovanni, with the ghosts dragging the offending designers straight to Hades while still alive.

  • boweryboy

    Actually, I like the silohouette of the dress and could get behind it if the middle part extended up to the bodice or the bodice part extended down to the middle. As it is, the three tiers are wildly competing with one another. It’s a perfect example of Chanel’s idiom: at least one design element should have been removed from this dress before walking down the runway.

    Also, I can’t believe that’s her hubby. I thought he was her little brother or something.

    • MoHub

      He definitely reads about 12 or 13 years old, doesn’t he?

  • EEKstl

    I LOVED the bodice but was bitterly disappointed (like any good Bitter Kitten) as I scrolled down. That said, I’d still give this a pass without the shower curtain bottom – if it were a short dress without that silly extension it could actually work. Better still, put a slim, simple skirt on that stunning bodice. Still, she actually looks great, all things considered. Love her hair.

  • Sherrie

    I was okay with the dress until I got to her knees. It’s just one dress part too many. Such a shame really. She looks pretty if you only look at the top half.

  • I can’t keep my eyes of her husbands clearly confused and hysterical expression. I imagine he just woke up and is thinking to himself that his surroundings don’t look a thing like his bedroom. We have all been there bro, just not looking as good while doing it.

  • Rrroza

    Scrolldown WTF! That closeup is gorgeous.

  • Where are my scissors…

  • Glammie

    Somewhere, Coco is scowling and taking a pair of gigantic scissors to the shower curtain and/or Karl.

    • MoHub

      Definitely and, not or.

  • Lisalady161

    I thought the first line in your bottom paragraph before I scrolled down and read it. Brilliant minds blah, blah, blah. Happy Fourth of July, Uncles!

  • Accademia di Moda

    We don’t think anyone is supposed to wear that Chanel! We feel that Kiera could have made so many better choices for the party! Disappointed!

  • amanda lynn

    Living for her hair.

  • mickiemonkey

    I have that craft run on my laundry room floor. Got it at Pier 1. Now I feel fancy.

  • LMGordon

    This is the ugliest Chanel in the history of fashion.

  • scoobynacks

    You know those moms that make dresses out of candy wrappers or duct tape for their daughter’s quirky prom look and then we gotta hear all about it from the Huffington Post? It’s like someone made one for Keira.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    I would so have bought into this dress, if only the middle bit were missing. The jewelled top segueing into the flowing skirt? Sold. Stick that overgrown peplum flower-garden in it, and the dress is ruined.

  • elemspbee

    so grotesque looking–what this garment is making her do with her posture. I’d fire her for showing up like this and for this bad posture.

  • DominoEstella

    no, I think she looks gorgeous

    • Not applicable

      she is stunning. this caption should be Keira Knightly and her fabulous cheekbones wear Chanel

  • Fannie Wolston

    If this dress had a sound it would be from Klaxon

  • dschubba

    So kind of Keira to agree to wear the winning garment from Project Runway‘s most recent candy store challenge.

  • suzq

    I disagree as well. The outfit is interesting and an edgy take on the treacle she usually wears.

  • Denise Rambo

    I can’t believe that’s Chanel. Coco must be rolling over in her grave right about now.


    His pants at ankles. OMG please fix.