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!
Joe Wright’s epic remake of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is set to hit theaters in limited release on November 16, but fans eager to see glimpses into the world of the titular character, played by Keira Knightley, can feast their eyes on eight just-released posters. The images—each one representing a different type of love depicted in the classic story— show some of the incredible period costumes, created by Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Durran. Lucky Londoners will be able to see the costumes when they go on display October 20 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as part of the Hollywood Costume exhibition. We can’t wait to find out the rest of what the cast will wear in the film—after all, it was good enough to inspire an entire collection at Banana Republic. Click through the gallery to see all the new posters!
Keira Knightley’s bob was this week’s most popular hairstyle try-on in InStyle.com’s Hollywood Makeover Tool, with 8,000 users giving the look a virtual whirl. Haven’t yet seen what you’d look like in the star’s short ‘do? Simply upload your picture to try on the cropped look for an instant makeover—no salon visit necessary! And don’t forget to share your new look with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
While Elie Saab is gearing up for his fashion show in Paris later this month, he seems to already be putting on one at the Toronto International Film Festival. His track record this week is more massive than some labels have all year, with the Lebanese designer dressing some of the biggest names in town. Anna Kendrick chose a onyx lace-sleeve design for the End of Watch premiere; Naomi Watts picked a lavender gown with a plunging neckline for The Impossible premiere; Keira Knightley slipped into a black couture lace gown for her Anna Karenina premiere; and Nina Dobrev of The Perks of Being a Wallflower pulled three looks by Saab, including this red cap-sleeve peplum design for the Argo premiere. “I love this color,” she told InStyle.com of why she picked the look at the Grey Goose-hosted after-party, held at the Soho House. Rachel McAdams of To the Wonder, Jennifer Lawrence of Silver Linings Playbook, and Liana Liberato of Writers also hopped on the Elie Saab bandwagon. This is a fashion show, alright—Toronto style!
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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.
Pretty floral dresses are in full bloom on the red carpet, as seen on Keira Knightley (in embroidered Valentino), Elizabeth Banks (in Peter Pilotto), Emma Stone, and Katharine McPhee (both in Dolce & Gabbana). The key to this style is to play up the power of the petals—skip the overpowering shoes and bulky accessories in favor of bare arms and neutral heels. There’s no better way to strut through summer. Or to your next garden party.
Plus, see more stars in floral looks in the gallery!
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.
Looking for a chic way to keep cool this summer? Slip on an embellished headband like Keira Knightley or Emma Stone. Knightley matched a red floral accessory to her dress, while Stone’s ethereal gold band stood out against her tousled waves. The intricate accessories flatter cuts of all lengths, and are an easy way to add polish to up and down ‘dos alike. Plus, they’re perfect for keeping your strands out of your face as the temperatures rise. Thinner versions tend to slide around, so make sure your band fits snugly before securing your updo. A light mist of hairspray around the accessory gives the style extra staying power.
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