Chanel ambassador Keira Knightley is selective about her public appearances nowadays. It’s tough to resist the pull of couture fashion week though, and when the front row beckoned this season she couldn’t resist. Knightley and her husband James Righton joined Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lucy Boynton, and Sigourney Weaver at the seasonal showcase of the painstakingly detailed work of the house’s petite-mains.
Knightley, who is partial to an ethereal Chanel dress, swapped out her usual exquisite pale embroidery for creative director Virginie Viard’s version of a little black dress. The black velvet and lace number, with a jaunty bow at the halter-neckline, was Knightley’s version of French-girl dressing. Complete with Mary-Jane heels, a tousled bob, and bumper sunglasses, Keira looked chic and understated in a sea of couture clients.
Her last show appearance was at the cruise 2020 presentation in Paris, but Knightley has since taken on the role of Chanel book club host. During London Fashion Week last September, the actor read a passage of Virginia Woolf to an exclusive literary salon. Needless to say she nailed the brief, which was the perfect cross-section between fashion and literature for thinking women like Keira, who like a slice of intellectualism with their style.