Keira Knightley: A Vision In Valentino
Keira Knightley may have taken a brief hiatus from big-ticket films—which is par for the course for someone with a successful trilogy of blockbusters under her belt (three of the seemingly endless Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) not to mention a number of indies (2010′s Never Let Me Go with Carey Mulligan was the last time Knightley made the red-carpet rounds)—but she hasn’t lost her knack for wowing on the premiere circuit. The British actress and Chanel fragrance face had the great honor of being one of the first to wear look 54 from Valentino’s much lauded Fall collection while supporting Seeking a Friend for the End of the World last night in L.A., and although Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee didn’t borrow Pat McGrath’s lilac and gray pastel contours off the runway, she gave Knightley a beauty look that still abided by the codes of the house that Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo have built, in that it was painfully pretty. Wearing a red floral branch headband and pinned-up ringlets, Lee used Chanel’s forthcoming Illusion d’Ombre in Abstraction—the pink eye shadow that Peter Philips debuted at Chanel’s resort show in Versailles earlier this month—and By Terry Rose de Rose cheek tint for a gorgeous sheer flush to ensure that Knightley was positively nymphlike. Welcome back, Keira; we’ve missed you. You too?
Photo: Everett Collection/Rex USA.