Need even more proof that Keira Knightley isn’t like most brides when it comes to her wedding dress? Not only has she found plenty of opportunities to wear the Chanel confection, but she also didn’t flinch when it ended up covered in red wine on its most recent outing.
“It’s now got red wine spilled down the front because the last time I wore it my friend [knocked my arm] and now it’s everywhere,” she told the U.K.’s Telegraph (she’s pictured in the dress above with husband James Righton at a December gala). “I didn’t quite realize the extent of it until I got home. It’s quite impressively splattered. But, hey, a good night is a good night and when a dress has had its time, maybe it’s had its time. I’m pretty sure I can get it out but, if I can’t, I’m happy with the memory of a good night and the story of how the dress got destroyed.”
She also explains why she chose to rewear an old dress for her wedding, rather than plucking a brand new gown off the runway or requesting something custom from her good friend, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. “I’d worn the dress lots. It was my something old. And I liked not making a big deal about it,” she said. “I just wanted to be in something I had had a great time in, something I would have a great time in again.”
Her laid-back attitude also applies to her job as the face of Coco Mademoiselle. For some ads (like the one below), she wore gorgeous, sparkling couture gowns; for others, she went a little more casual, wearing a Chanel jacket and her own overalls (“dungarees” to the British Knightley). “I love dungarees … I wear the dungarees so much that I’ve now got three pairs, because it was getting to the point where I was like, ‘You have to wash them, Keira.’ And I’m really into Doc Martens at the moment. I think I’ve decided to become my eight-year-old self again, because when I was eight that was all that I wore – dungarees and Doc Martens.”
What do you think of the star’s low-key approach to fashion? Would you freak if your wedding dress were covered in wine?