Saturday, November 10, 2012

Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley

Dress by Joe Wright

If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere in the U.S. where Anna Karenina will be showing—congratulations! The movie opens in selected theaters on the 16th. The rest of us will just have to wait and hope that it does well enough to expand into smaller markets. 
I’ve read the book in all its glorious tragedy and commend the filmmakers on their choice of Keira Knightley as Anna. Despite what you might think of her acting capabilities there is no one who can do doe-eyed, slender, aristocratic grace like she can. Look what she pulled off in Pride & Prejudice in those dreadful frumpy frocks! How lovely then to see her truly decked out in the grandeur of a wealthy character. 
Here are two of her costumes from the movie, beautifully photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue as well as a still from the picture in Chanel diamonds worth millions. If nothing else, the movie will be a visual extravaganza.
Dress by Jacqueline Durran 

Jewelry custom designed by Chanel w/ 693 diamonds

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