Thursday, August 28, 2008

Keira Knightley Dresses Up, Gets Big Hair

Ms Pirates of the Caribbean has moved on to her zillionth period piece, The Duchess, and for that task she suits up as an 18th-century aristocrat. The new film has Keira playing Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire - a direct ancestor of Princess Diana, and an equally influential style icon.

Although you likely wouldn't get away with wearing your fake mole, bustle and powdered wig to a pub in Camden (or maybe you would...), Georgina pulled it off with ease and had loads of women copying her. This sketch, from The Duchess costume designer Michael O'Connor, shows what was turning heads in the 1700s.

Labels: , ,