Keira Knightley boosts LBD with sunglasses and pumps for Chanel Couture – Footwear News

Leave it to Keira Knightley to give the little black dress an unexpected and effortless fashion twist – during Paris haute couture week, no less. The actress stood out front row at Chanel’s fall 2022 couture show, alongside stars including Marion Cotillard, Taraji P. Henson, Soo Joo Park, Leslie Mann, Sigourney Weaver and Clémence Poésy.

The “Colette” star arrived at the Grand Palais in style, hand in hand with her husband James Righton. For the occasion, Knightley, Chanel ambassador since 2006, wore an elegant black velvet dress from the brand. While appearing conservative with a black bow accent and midi length, Virginie Viard’s design gained an edge with a halter top and sheer black lace trim – plus a matching bodice panel, creating a waisted silhouette high.

Keira Knightley and James Righton arrive at the Grand Palais for the Chanel Fall 2022 show during Haute Couture Week in Paris on July 5, 2022.

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Knightley’s addition of Chanel’s quilted leather clutch and elongated cat-eye sunglasses, both accented with the brand’s gold ‘double C’ logo, also added a nonchalant classic touch to her ensemble. The “Atonement” actress’ look was also boosted by Righton, who also wore large black aviator sunglasses with a classic black suit, white shirt and leather boots to formulate a chic and coordinated moment; the couple also went viral for continuing to wear their sunglasses indoors.

As for footwear, Chanel shoes by Knightley brought a whimsical and preppy twist to the brand’s classic pumps. Her creamy tan leather pair featured black capped toes, as well as slightly flared 4-inch black heels for a feminine finish. Adding to the pair’s retro appeal are skinny Mary Jane-style straps, giving Knightley the instant look of a prep school rebel.

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Zoom on the Chanel heels of Knightley.

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The style is a throwback for Knightley, who has worn similar Chanel pairs to the brand’s fashion shows over the years – such as her Grecian-inspired show for the 2017 Cruise season, where she donned a metallic gold ensemble. .

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Keira Knightley arrives at the Chanel Cruise 2017 show at the Grand Palais in Paris on May 3, 2017.


As previously reported, Knightley has been a longtime Chanel poster boy, spearheading its Coco Mademoiselle fragrance since 2006. Since then, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actress has also starred in campaigns for the brand’s Coco Crush jewelry line. Mark. On the red carpet, Knightley frequently wears the brand’s pumps and sandals in a range of silhouettes and styles, as well as occasional heels from Roger Vivier and Christian Louboutin. However, outside of working hours, she has also been spotted in a range of comfy and nonchalantly cool shoes, including Birkenstock sandals and boots from Dr. Martens, Stuart Weitzman and Tabitha Simmons.

Check out Knightley and other Chanel stars over the years.

Luz W. German