Keira Knightley’s custom- made Erdem gown in LA: gorgeous & flattering?

These are photos of Keira Knightley at last night’s LA premiere of Anna Karenina. Keira is wearing this absolutely gorgeous Erdem gown. It was custom-made for Keira and it’s beautiful. I wouldn’t think to put her in a pale mint green, but it suits her. I also love that it’s not the same “long-sleeved ball gown with a fitted, lacy/sheer bodice” type of dress that she’s been wearing a lot lately. Now, is this Erdem a little bit too fancy for an LA premiere? Perhaps. But she’s the star and it’s Anna Karenina, you know? I’m trying to include different angles on the dress so you can see it properly.

Anna Karenina is Keira’s third outing with director Joe Wright. They first worked together on an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, which I loved, and then Atonement, which I hated – although it had nothing to do with Keira. I just hated the story and I think Ian McEwan’s work is vastly overrated. Rotten Tomatoes is currently scoring AK at a 64% by all critics and a 30% by top critics. So… it might be another Atonement. But I still want to see it, if only for the costumes and set pieces. I also think Keira will definitely get a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globes, and she might even be a contender for an Oscar nomination – just because I think the Academy really likes her, and they like “big” roles.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. I think Anna Karenina was awesome. But if anybody should get nominated it’s Alicia Vikander. She was mesmerizing on screen. Totally my favorite new actress!

    Keira looks lovely here.

    • RocketMerry says:

      She is awesome and if it is between her and Hataway, there is absolutely no contest: the Oscar goes to Keira.
      That is, if actual merit and talent count more than academy politics and campaigning.

  2. Marta says:

    the dress is absolutely fabulous

  3. Nessa says:

    Amazing! I love the pockets. She looks gorgeous.

    • Liv says:

      She’s really really beautiful lately.

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      agreed. are we on bump watch? lots of room in the gown which isn’t typical for keira.

    • prim&proper says:

      Wonderful dress and I also love the
      pocket. I don’t think she should have
      worn a necklace, it would have detracted from the beautiful top of the dress. A friend went to see “AK” a few weeks ago and raved about it, especially Aaron-you-know-who She said he was completely over-the-top but wonderful..

  4. Nya says:

    Atonement is one of the most heart breaking films I’ve ever watched. I doubt AK will be anything close to it.

    • Mary says:

      Agreed regarding Atonement. I’ve seen that movie once but can’t watch it again because it was soooo depressing. And that’s saying something because I like sad movies.

    • deehunny says:

      Yea, def cried my face off at the end of Atonement. However, it’s not a movie I would see again. Too emotionally exhausting like the Green Mile.

      Although the pale green looks really fresh on her and her styling is perfect, I’m not a huge fan of the dress. I think the fabric is too heavy for me and it’s not extremely flattering.

  5. Johnny Lee says:

    She is overrated and boring. It looks like she wants to be modern Audrey Hepburn. Fail!

  6. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Really lovely gown……and I love the fact that she doesn’t try to boost up her small breasts….the dress is a very similar style to the movies era dresses except that its sleeveless. add capped sleeve and a neck fuchu(scarf) tuck around the top and Martha Washington could have worn it to a ball…..Nice to see a dress were the wears ass or lady parts is barely covered…..that is one trend I would love to see go away….as in Kristen Stewart or the those awful looking no cloths look Rianna trys to wear…Ladies keep a little mystery about yourself…the prize is worth more if you don’t give away all the contents of the package….LOL

    • IzzyB says:

      I love the dress and was just thinking I’m glad she never gave into pressure to get a boob job/wear a push up bra all the time.

  7. Tuxedo Cat says:

    Have read the book (audiobook actually) of AK, totally amazing and not boring at all….Love this beautiful gown.

  8. Cazzee says:

    Whoever she’s hugging is wearing a pretty dress as well.

    Knightly’s dress is simply stunning….just beautiful. If it were mine, I would wear it to work!

  9. Anna says:

    Well she deserves at least a nod after being overlooked for A Dangerous Method.
    She really was hate magnet for all these years… Thank God, it finally receded a bit…

  10. serena says:

    She should have worn a necklace, the top part of thedress emphasizes her flatness and not in a good way. So, no.

    Also, she needs some colour.

  11. Faye says:

    I think the color and style are more suited to spring/summer, but still, an overall gorgeous dress, and Keira looks great in it.

    It’s funny, because I was expecting to hate Atonement, but I ended up loving it — even though I usually hate sad movies (and boy, was this a tearjerker!). I thought everyone’s acting was great, and the direction was superb.

  12. ds says:

    She looks beautiful. I just can’t get over the fact I have to wait till February to see this film.

  13. Victoria1 says:

    She looks stunning. I think she’s a great actress. Her skin is flawless, what is her beauty secret?

  14. LadyMTL says:

    I like the dress except for one thing: I think it needed to be a bit higher in the chest area, or maybe she should have worn a delicate necklace? I just find that there’s too much “empty space” from her neck to the top of the dress. Otherwise, love it!

  15. Mirella says:

    Gorgeous. I love this dress on her.

  16. emmie_a says:

    It’s a gorgeous wedding gown

  17. Aria says:

    Beautiful! Keira is an act of class. kristen Stewart should take notes.

  18. Gine says:

    Wow, that dress is gorgeous! I’m not crazy about her hair and makeup, though. Usually I’m the other way around–I love her styling, but don’t like what she’s wearing.

    I think Anna Karenina is going to be a hot mess, but yeah, I still totally want to see it.

  19. JulieM says:

    Great dress; love Erdem; love the watteau train. Not a big fan of Keira, however. But she does look good in this.

  20. stellalovejoydiver says:

    When I read Erdem I knew it would be stunning, I love Erdem, feminine and elegant, Marchesa take notes.
    Some mentioned above that Keira was a hate magnet, I´m really glad this is over, I don´t know if I could have gotten through it like she did, I have always been kind of lukewarm about her though.

  21. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ugh. Horrible. Hate the dress and the hair. That’s satin right? Satin??? No.
    Maybe if it was made of silk or something that drapes in a flattering way instead of “tenting” up so awkwardly, it might work. I do like the make-up though-her eyes look awesome with the long swoop on the top lid.

    • Isa says:

      Thank you! I thought I was going crazy because everyone loved it and I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Pretty color, pretty flowers. But it seems like it doesn’t fit at all! It seems too tight and short in the chest. It bunches up in the skirt. It has no flow. Kind of like your grandma’s curtains you have to adjust just the right way when opening them or they look weird.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Exactly-doesn’t fit properly in the bodice area and the “grandma’s curtain” comparison is spot-on. I feel like the satin gives the dress structure that *might* work on a curvier woman, but Keira is so petite-she looks lost in all that fabric.

  22. Vivian says:

    I agree with Julie above. Usually not a fan of Keira’s style but I am obsessed with this dress!

    • DreamyK says:

      I love it, too.

      For some reason it reminds me of the Monet water lilies paintings.

      Sublime. She is gorgeous.

  23. ladybert62 says:

    (1) Dress is gorgeous!
    (2) Her hair and makeup are awful – I hardly recognize her face which is usually beautiful.
    (3) The reviews I have read of Anna mostly criticize the special effects which detract from the story – she gets rave reviews however.

  24. Fred says:

    Like the dress, not very fond of the hairdo, it seems wrong for her face.

  25. spinner says:

    Oooooh…that fabric. The intricate embroidery. Love it. I just want to reach in & pull up the bodice a bit…and re-style her hair.

  26. Kaligula says:

    Dayum…now this is how you sew a dress, children.

  27. Sweet Dee says:

    She is looking SO good lately! Can I just say I love her flat chest and how she’s unapologetic about it? The norm is for actresses to get small “natural looking” implants but she won’t, and I love it. Even Hudson caved, and Kstew who’s 100% unaffected badass (eyeroll).

    LOVE Keira. Now more than ever. I have CB/Kaiser to thank for that!

  28. Reece says:

    Exact opposite here LOVED Atonement, HATED Pride & Prejudice.
    Dress is ok. It looks good on her. Personally I hate satin. I wonder how she kept it from wrinkling? She must have rode standing up. lol

  29. j.eyre says:

    I like the dress very much although the top is not quite right on her.

    I am intrigued by your thoughts on Atonement, Kaiser. I did not care for the film when it came out. I read up a lot on it b/c it was so well received and they (not sure who exactly) blamed the US movie-goers for not getting “it.” I will not go into detail so as not to produce any spoilers but they said we took the ending to literally – did not understand the irony. This caused me to read the book and yes, the book makes the point better than the movie. But that begs the question – did I miss the point or did Mr. Wright not make the point properly?

  30. meh says:

    Why doesn’t she ever close her mouth??

  31. blonde on the dock says:

    Gorgeous dress but her hair is a disaster!!! She’s beautiful though.

    • Nina says:

      Yes, the ‘do makes her head look flat… like a flying saucer. Dress gorgeous, and can also be used during pregnancy!

  32. stephanie says:

    aaagh the watteau train! it’s just so. beautiful. all of it. I tried on an oscar de la renta wedding dress that was very similar to this (with a watteau train) and right now I’m feeling very sad I picked a different dress. this is perfect.

  33. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I don’t like the dress. At all. And I don’t like her hair either.

    As for KK and her acting skills, well I think she is a pretty crap actress, it will be interesting to see how she is in this role.

  34. prim&proper says:

    Wonderful dress. I don’t think a necklace was needed, it would have detracted from the beautiful top of the dress. Friend of mine went to see “AK” and really enjoyed it, especially Aaron-you-know-who – she said he was madly over-the-top but brilliant.

  35. Lisa says:

    That ugly shit is custom made? Scarlett O’Hara’s drapes looked better.