Keira Knightley is no stranger to costume drama.
On Tuesday, the Anna Karenina star joined costume designer Jacqueline Durran to donate a stunning bordeaux-colored gown from the upcoming movie (in theaters next month) to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it will be displayed as part of the Hollywood Costume exhibition.
The stunning emerald dress Knightley wore in 2007’s Atonement is also included in the exhibit, which will feature 100 of the best examples of wardrobe design from a decade of Hollywood filmmaking.
“She’s an absolute dream to dress,” Durran – who designed both of the Knightley-worn dresses included in the V&A exhibition and also wardrobed the actress for 2005’s Pride and Prejudice – has said. “Everything hangs perfectly from her shoulders.” Fans of Durran’s period pieces can shop Banana Republic’s special Anna Karenina-inspired holiday capsule collection, which was curated by the Oscar-winning costume designer, when it arrives on October 30.
Opening October 20, the V&A Museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibition also includes iconic looks like Marilyn Monroe’s white halter dress from The Seven Year Itch, Johnny Deep’s swashbuckling get-up from Pirates of the Caribbean, and, naturally, the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
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