Keira Knightley has had a long partnership with Chanel so it’s not exactly a surprise to see her sitting front row at the Chanel haute couture show today in Paris but it is kind of a surprise because she’s been off the radar for so long. And because of this, my eyes went right to her in the photo set.
For those of you who may not have been paying attention in the late 90s and through the 2000s, Keira Knightley was one of the most high profile celebrities for several years during that era with a string of successful box office blockbusters and smaller prestige and period pieces and multiple award nominations, including Oscar nominations – you could say it’s the path that Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence would take a few years later.
Over the last few years though, and even before the pandemic, Keira dialed down her celebrity. She and James Righton got married in 2013; they have two daughters now. And can I just say that we have not collectively squealed together over how throw-down chic she was on her wedding day, casually re-wearing a Chanel dress that she’d already worn six years prior when she was dating someone else?! Which she then wore AGAIN just six months later? Here it is – first in 2008, then on her wedding day, basically skipping down the aisle in Chanel flats, and again on the red carpet at a premiere.
Anyway, here she is at Chanel with James, at her first fashion show in a long, long time, but looking like it’s been no time at all.
Also at Chanel today – Marion Cotillard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lucy Boynton.