Kittens, the celebrity red carpet pickins continue to remain dire af this week because the Oscar nominees and presenters used up all the fashion and now there’s none left for hard-working celebrities to promote their projects. Totally true.
Fortunately, the fashion industry still has time to devote to the urgent needs of the genetically blessed, so Keira and Alexander managed to snag some semi-decent scraps for themselves because of their superior bone structure.
Not quite old enough to be considered vintage, it’s still a notable throwback piece, from the Chanel spring 2004 collection. The timing is poignant because Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld died this morning, making this more of a tribute to him than Miss Keira probably intended. Chanel’s her go-to and she was one of Karl’s muses, so it’s no surprise that this somewhat funereal (again, poignantly appropriate) frock works as well as it does on her. Still, everything from the waist up, including the beading, the fit on the bust and the somewhat half-assed sleeves could use a little freshening and tightening up, design-wise.
Professor Skarsgard’s office hours are flexible, so stop by any time for some tutoring. The items are well chosen in the sense that they’re all fine garments of high quality, but the fit and the combination of pieces doesn’t exactly speak of youthfulness. This is borderline Grandpa. Everything’s so big and loose on him that it’s actually making his head look small in pictures. Lose the Mr. Rogers cardigan, sir. It’s not helping matters.
Keira Knightley: Chanel Dress from the Fall 2004 Couture Collection
Styled by Leith Clark
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com – Video Credit: FoxSearchlight via YouTube.com]