Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keira Knightley at the “Misbehaviour” World Premiere

Posted on March 10, 2020

The Absolute Queens of frilly romanticism (a style connection we never considered until we saw them side by side) are hitting the red carpet together and we’re all set to gag on the old-school femininity and delicate romance.


Hunh. How about that? It’s like they each realized if they overdid it on their signature styles, they might overwhelm the picture with flowers and lace (or whatever). It feels like each of them consciously stepped back from it – but not completely away from it. Keira’s still hitting that lacey Chanel sweet spot, and while the dress somehow manages to avoid looking bridal, the hem is surprisingly horrible and the shoes a bit too clunky and heavy. We don’t mind the top half (surprising, since we don’t like white lace in non-wedding gowns), but everything from the waist down is kind of awful. The basic shape, style and color of Gugu’s dress are all working, but the details are letting the look down. The bust and neckline are unflattering and look like she’s got a pizza box shoved down the front of her dress. And the textile looks like a bedspread. Kind of funny that their dresses are so bad, because each of them look stunning from the neck up.


Style Credits:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Emilia Wickstead Dress from the Spring 2020 Collection
Styled by Leith Clark

Keira Knightley: Chanel Dress from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection | Roger Vivier Shoes
Styled by Leith Clark | Hair by Luke Hersheson | Makeup by Lisa Eldridge | Nails by Sabrina Gayle


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