The Imitation Game opened the London Film Festival the other night and Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley showed up looking all kinds of glamorous. Cumberbatch is at his best in Sherlock drag, but the suit porn is good, too, and this is some prime suit porn. If Cumberbatch is your flavor, then you’ll enjoy these photos as they’re like the double-chocolate malt equivalent of The Batch. He looks dapper as f*ck. Although I will say I’m glad I saw these photos BEFORE experiencing Colin Farrell in the flesh. Because now that I have, I think I need to reexamine my life and all of my choices.
Cumberbatch is an acquired taste—like malts! But not like Colin Farrell. Colin Farrell is universal, Colin Farrell Is For Everyone—so I don’t argue with people who aren’t into it. (Although I could stand to have a few people stop rubbing it in that they aren’t—LAINEY.) Anyway, The Batch is not for everyone, but I just plain don’t understand people who don’t like Keira Knightley. Look at her! Look at her cheekbones! Look at her wearing a dress made of out of your grandmother’s lace tablecloth!
The dress is Valentino, for the record, and it’s the kind of thing that would look frumpy and/or dowdy on virtually anyone else, but Keira Knightley can pull off an old lady doily dress just because. The contrasting shoes are a nice touch, but it’s mostly just her. She’s loosened up over the last few years and it shows in the way she wears a dress made out of Christmas tree skirts. She’s making that sh*t look GOOD.