Keira Knightley covered Vogue US October 2012 issue showing off some Anna Karenina style. The editorial was shot by Mario Testino who captured the actress wearing a 19th century style dress and hat outdoors transforming her into her latest character. Speaking about Anna she said:
When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.
The editorial also features outfits that are in similar style but look more modern. The white feather-y Chanel Haute Couture coat and dress makes a purely dramatic and thatreical look while the structured Dior Haute Couture red coat with a golden band belt gets a playful twist thanks to that black veil head piece. Another playful outfit is a floral Dior Haute Couture ball gown with black cigarette pants and a veil head gear. The deep blue gown is of Valentino Haute Couture and the Anna Karenina costume is by Jacqueline Durran. The outfit cover is Chanel haute couture dress with silver laced sleeves.
I think a lot of people want to play heroic characters, and that’s it. But I don’t find that very compelling. It’s far more interesting to think about characters whose actions don’t always make sense. The fact is, the opposite is always alive in every decision. And if you look at your own life, and the way you’ve behaved and thought, it won’t always make sense either.
Jude Law in character of Anna Karenina’s husband Aleksei Karenin. Rag & Bone coat, Dolce & Gabbana trousers and Yohji Yamamoto shirt.
In addition to this Anna Karenina-inspired editorial there are also pictures of Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in their characters of Karenin and Count Vronsky.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Prada depicting Count Vronsky.
Keira Knightley For Vogue US October 2012
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