After announcing its Anna Karenina-inspired capsule collection this summer, Banana Republic has put the goods on shelves (both brick-and-mortar and virtual)! The designs, by Banana’s Creative Director Simon Kneen (inset), have a 1950s feel—even though the film, based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, takes place in 1870s Russia—thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look-inspired ensembles for the film. “You always take something that’s inspiring, and make it modern and relevant,” Kneen told InStyle.com. “We took the simplicity of the 1950s couture shapes—how architectural they were—and worked them back into the 1870s.” The film, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, opens in theaters November 16, but to tide you over check out the entire Banana Republic Anna Karenina collection in the gallery below. Clothing ranges in price from $59 to $500, with shoes and accessories retailing for $29 to $225. Then, head over to bananarepublic.com (and select Banana Republic stores) to start shopping!
Keira Knightley and Jude Law lit up the premiere of their 19th century drama Anna Karenina at Odeon Leicester Square in London. Knightley’s rosette Chanel Couture gown and metallic belt earned her a spot on our “Look of the Day” lineup, while Law looked dapper in double breasted gray suit. Click through the gallery to see more stars at this week’s star-studded events.
No one works period costuming quite like Keira Knightley! The actress re-teamed with her Pride & Prejudice and Atonement director Joe Wright for another ball gown-filled literary classic-turned-film, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and the trailer just came out! As the titular Anna, a 19th-century Russian socialite who marries to please her family and scandalously falls in love with another man shortly after, Knightley is dressed to impress in satin gowns, strings upon strings of pearls, and tons of fur fit for the sub-zero climate. Each look is the work of costume designer Jacqueline Durran, the same woman behind the extravagant wardrobing details of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. Watch the full clip above! Tell us: Do you plan on seeing it? Anna Karenina, which also stars Jude Law and Aaron Johnson (of Kick-Ass fame), debuts in theaters this November.
Plus, did you know that Vivien Leigh played Anna in 1948? Click through to see more Hollywood remakes.
From astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Beyonce, a who’s who in entertainment, politics and pop culture have played to the pre-school set since Sesame Street first premiered in 1969. A whole new crop of celebrity guest stars will stop by the neighborhood during the 41st season of the iconic kids program, which kicks off on September 27th. Zoe Saldana and Jude Law play some word association, Katy Perry tweaks her hit song “Hot N Cold” for a duet with the loveable Elmo and Ryan Reynolds temporarily hangs up his macho leading man image in favor of playing a little dress up. Click through our gallery to see more of the stars who will be hanging out on Sesame Street this fall.