Keira Knightley's Red Carpet Résumé

Our March cover girl is a favorite of the fashion crowd for a reason. Here, see her best red carpet style looks to date.
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Our March cover girl is a favorite of the fashion crowd for a reason. Here, see her best red carpet style looks to date. Dying for more fashion shots of Keira? Check out all of the exclusive photos from our March cover shoot!
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November 30, 2005

Where: 2005 British Independent Film Awards

We know her today as a true style icon, and back in 2005 it was no different. Keira looked super-cool on the red carpet in this body-con dress by Herve Leger.

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January 16, 2006

Where: 2006 Golden Globes in Beverly Hills

Never failing to impress in Valentino, Keira’s slender frame was highlighted in this white gown. Looking like a modern princess, she attended the Golden Globes for her nomination as Best Actress for her role in Pride and Prejudice.

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March 5, 2006

Where: 2006 Academy Awards

Looking regal in an almost fairy-tale kind of way, Keira couldn’t have chosen a more perfect gown than this one-shouldered Vera Wang to attend the Oscars. It’s fitting that she was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Pride and Prejudice — her natural beauty and grace make her resemble a Jane Austen character from head to toe.

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August 29, 2007

Where: 2007 Venice Film Festival, Opening Ceremony and Atonement Premiere

Here she is, in fabulous, full-length Chanel couture, looking like Cecilia Tallis herself. The Venician premiere of Atonement was met with positive reviews and accolades, affirming early on that this actress was going to do big, big things.

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September 4, 2007

Where: 2007 U.K. Premiere of Atonement

Some called it a “risky” choice, but Keira’s Rodarte gown personified her role as a risky, troubled character. Atonement received seven Golden Globe nominations and two wins, including Best Drama.

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February 10, 2008

Where: 2008 Orange British Academy Film Awards

Looking like the queen of dramatic films that she is, Keira stepped out in Valentino couture for the BAFTA awards in 2008, where she was nominated for Best Leading Actress in Atonement. Though she didn’t win, her uniquely ruffled gown left a lasting impression on fashion lovers worldwide.

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October 5, 2010

Where: Paris Fashion Week

Wearing Chanel from head to toe, Keira radiated charm and class at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week. Never failing to look like a 1920’s star, she represented everything Chanel is all about.

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October 13, 2010

Where: 2010 BFI London Film Festival

Though her Chanel gown at the opening gala was classic couture, Keira’s Rodarte ensemble gave her a more laid back and fun look — while still looking completely stunning — at a photo call for the London Film Festival.

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October 13, 2010

Where: 2010 BFI London Film Festival Opening Gala

The picture of glamour yet again, Keira’s pearl and beaded Chanel couture dress stole the show at the Never Let Me Go premiere. The film opened the festival and landed her several nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

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October 13, 2010

Where: 2010 BFI London Film Festival After Party

How sweet does Keira look in this Nina Ricci romper? Her black blazer gives her look just a bit of edge.

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October 28, 2010

Where: 2010’s Last Night Dinner at the International Rome Film Festival

Born to wear Chanel, the star looked like she could’ve easily been part of a black and white photograph beside Coco herself. Her film Last Night opened the film festival and proved her talents as a multi-faceted actress.

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September 2, 2011

Where: 2011 Premiere of A Dangerous Method at the Venice Film Festival

Keira dazzled us in this long sleeve, all-lace, full-skirted Valentino couture gown. Looking stunning but also somewhat dark and brooding was appropriate while at the oldest international film festival in the world, for the premiere of a film that delves into the complex, intense relationship between the world’s best — and craziest — psychoanalysts.

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September 2, 2011

Where: 2011 Venice Film Festival Photo Call for “A Dangerous Method”

Keira mixed prints with aplomb in this retro-inspired Mary Katrantzou dress.

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September 10, 2011

Where: 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, A Dangerous Method Premiere

Keira is the reigning queen of balancing cuteness and elegance, something made even clearer by this Elie Saab haute couture dress. The star’s ability to look glamorous yet approachable never ceases to amaze.

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January 31, 2012

Where: 2012 A Dangerous Method Premiere in London

Keira wore an understated yet impressive Burberry gown to the London premiere of A Dangerous Method. The tough role included corsets, spanking and hysteria, but her talent never disappointed.

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June 18, 2012

Where: 2012 LA Premiere of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Looking cute and graceful with natural makeup, a burgundy floral headband, and a nude Valentino gown with floral embellishments, Keira glowed at the premiere of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, her first fully comedic role alongside Steve Carell.

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September 4, 2012

Where: 2012 Anna Karenina Premiere in London

With every premiere of Anna Karenina, Keira reaffirmed that she was the best choice for the role. Looking striking (as per usual) in this peach Chanel couture gown, no one could have doubted that she was meant for Tolstoy.

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September 7, 2012

Where: 2012 Anna Karenina Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

What, may you ask, does one wear for the premiere of a dark and misery-filled Russian novel-turned-film? Keira’s black Elie Saab gown, that’s for sure. The actress looked gorgeously mysterious at the premiere of her “role of a lifetime.”

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November 14, 2012

Where: 2012 LA Premiere of Anna Karenina

Scoring the role of Tolstoy’s tragic Anna Karenina was the opportunity of a lifetime for Keira. Though having just played the lead in this dark, tortured tale, she looked elegant and summery in this sea foam green Erdem gown.

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