Dress like Keira Knightley – in A Dangerous Method

On the couch: In A Dangerous Method, Keira Knightley looks ultra-sultry in early-20th-century style

I love a good, bitchy report in The Mail. In spite of looking hot-to-trot in a bergundy Burberry dress, Louboutins and Chanel accessories at the premiere for A Dangerous Method, they had a right old pop at Keira Knightley for fecking-up her fake tan application. Whatevs.

I do think Keira looks best when she’s on the big screen, wearing period costume. Who could ever forget the green dress she wore in Atonement, for starts?

And in A Dangerous Method (which is directed by David Cronenberg and comes out on February 10th) she looks sensational in the turn-of-the-century get-up; prudish, and at the same time, staggeringly sexy…


I *love* a retro lace blouse – but the question is, does Fassbender get his famous ding-dong out in this movie?

The Artist and Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming Great Gatsby (Leo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby – nnnnning!) have put the roaring 1920s well into vogue, but I think slightly more modest fashion from an earlier age is a hot ticket too (I’m trying not to mention Downton Abbey, because I’m not a fan, but of course that has had a massive influence).

Keira has been known to get it right in the present day: At this A Dangerous Method photocall at the 68th Venice Film Festival, she absolutely nails it in a fresh & funky Mary Katrantzou dress. Beautiful. (2011 Getty Images)



So from high, fancy necks in lace to simple pre-war shapes, the period look Keira does so well is de rigueur. And I’m quite up for it, if I’m honest….(be warned there are some *dream* products involved here)

Lace and pleat blouse by ASOS, £40
Draped silk gown by Kaufmanfranco @ NET-A-PORTER, £1,575
Selma blouse by Aftershock, £85
Embellished silk-charmeuse gown by Lanvin @ NET-A-PORTER, £1,600
Victoriana top by Miss Selfridge, £35
Embellished maxi dress by French Connection @ ASOS , £60 (amazing sale price)
Vero Moda @ House of Fraser long-sleeved dress, £35
Basillica gown from the Killer Queen collection by Ian Stuart



Film stills © 2009 Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Product images from ASOS, NET-A-PORTER,  Aftershock, Miss Selfrdige, House of Fraser and Ian Stuart Bride.

Written by Johanna Payton