This doesn’t even dignify as a fashion disaster. It’s a silhouette disaster. How does anyone choose its outfits? Function to what it’s fitting and flattering for its constitution, right?
Well, in case that changed and fashion flatters skeletons and ironing tables, here goes Keira for the Toronto premiere of the Duchess. Critics welcomed her movie without hiding their lack of enthusiasm because she’s too thin and she’s supposed to impersonate an 18th century beauty, generous hourglass silhouette and she seems to not be touched by all this.
She chose this Marc Jacobs gown accessorizing it with earrings in her hair. And we’re supposed to be pleased with her choice. Well, my eyes hurt like I’ve been hitting a wall. That flat she looks! Why couldn’t we see more good examples on the Red Carpet? Why must we all hail the skeletrons?
This is the point where I ask myself over and over again what fashion stylists do with their famous clients. From my fashion amateur seat, fashion and style simply don’t meet in Keira Knightley above look.
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Her frame is obviously very thin on her upper body and while the pleated skirt hides her more ample lower body features, it still doesn’t help her look decent enough. The strapless dress seems ready to fall off at any second as no other curve fights against the gravity: everything is concealed by the pleated bustier.
Perhaps this is a fashion move dictated by the over-weight and over-voluminous costumes Keira wore in ‘The Duchess’ movie, purposely liberating herself from the strains of the 18th century fashion. (the movie follows Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire throughout her life. Below a portrait of the Duchess, great-great-great-great aunt of late Lady Diana, signed by Thomas Gainsborough).
Either way, I strongly believe this is not a good dress for Keira and she should definitely consider changing her stylist (or her style, if she really doesn’t use the services of a fashion professional).