Keira Knightley – in Giambattista Valli. I didn’t see this one coming. Blindsided, you could call it. In fashion red carpet shock. Knightley has not nailed this look. As the title suggests, however, we are forgiving at A Crowded Hour and shall consider this her one weak moment. Where the other frocks within her awards season campaign have been more than frilly and feminine and actually rather inspired, this sits squarely in the frills and the feminine and it’s pretty bloody boring. The shape of it is wrong; that waist does not work with that shape of skirt and that length of dress. And her hair is too controlled; I like it better when it’s loose. Damn. However, let this post note: Knightley wore a very cool leather jacket on the red carpet because it is cold over here and she is so cool she actually cares about the cold. And just like that things are okay in the world again.
BAFTAs: You Are Allowed One Weak Moment Award