Keira Knightley In Elie Saab Couture – ‘Anna Karenina’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Keira Knightley dazzled at the premiere of her film ‘Anna Karenina’ at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival last night.

The actress chose a black Elie Saab gown from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection for the event.

The gown is a similar cut to the Chanel Couture ensemble she wore to the London premiere earlier this week – this look, however, is far superior.

The lace detail is beautiful rather than bulky and the narrower belt works better on her waist. Even the sheerness is done tastefully, resulting in a sophisticated silhouette.

Keira finished her look with a side-swept fringe, Chanel earrings and Gucci heels.

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40 Responses to Keira Knightley In Elie Saab Couture – ‘Anna Karenina’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

  1. Dhppy September 10, 2012 at 08:08 #

    It’s not favorite Elie Saab gown by any stretch, but still, Knightley raises it to another level.

  2. Taksi September 9, 2012 at 22:11 #

    I love the dress but I feel like i’ve seen it so many times on her already.

  3. miele September 9, 2012 at 00:52 #

    Her dresses never seem to fit properly. Looks much better on model and maybe one size to0 big on her. Though the dress is undoubtably beautiful, I find this boring and wish she would step out of her safely elegant mode. There is so much more she can do!

  4. Nina September 8, 2012 at 23:05 #


  5. CC September 8, 2012 at 22:26 #

    showstopping dress.


  6. CreoleLady September 8, 2012 at 21:42 #

    VAST improvement over the Chanel. Brava!

  7. Francesca September 8, 2012 at 19:37 #

    I agree with everyone saying it’s BDOTY worthy. I think that’s the best she’s ever looked. I’m speechless and blown away by how beautiful she looks.

  8. Emmeline September 8, 2012 at 19:26 #

    So, so gorgeous! Absolutely one of the BDOTW!

  9. ash September 8, 2012 at 19:19 #

    I love this look on her, she looks so beautiful, feminine and NOT rail-thin.

  10. Aline September 8, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Stunning, just simply stunning. It seems that the gown was handmade for her. It just fits her like a glove. She really knows how to carry an Elie Saab dress. BDOTW/BDOTY!

  11. Nat39 September 8, 2012 at 17:56 #

    She is not really selling it to me. It’s a very delicate feminine elegant look but her posture is consistently awful (that slouch of hers is always there), and she needs more grace and elegance in her presence to make this look work to its full potential.

  12. bas September 8, 2012 at 17:51 #

    perfection. There’s not a better word.

  13. Alina September 8, 2012 at 17:44 #


  14. Nat September 8, 2012 at 17:07 #

    The close up pics show why everyone loves Elie Saab: the details on the dress are AMAZING! Oh, and they also show that Keira’s face (and hair, and makeup, and jewels) is flawless!

    BDOTW, by far.

  15. Adralina September 8, 2012 at 17:04 #

    I bet FC is drooling right now!! She would be so proud!! Xx

    • Fashion Critic September 8, 2012 at 18:01 #

      you are not wrong

      • adralina September 9, 2012 at 03:33 #

        haha i knew it!! btw i know you’ve been really busy at fashion (not to mention you look amazing!) but i miss your blogging heaps! no one does it like you :))

        • Fashion Critic September 9, 2012 at 04:45 #

          You are sweet xxx

  16. Laura September 8, 2012 at 16:20 #


    Flawless, she is so classy!


  17. Beta September 8, 2012 at 16:18 #

    she looks sensational!!

  18. Francois Bresmal September 8, 2012 at 16:12 #

    She looks wonderful! BDOTY worthy for me too!

    • EmmaWoodhouse September 8, 2012 at 17:39 #

      She does look BDOTY worthy! This is a gorgeous, flawless look…glad that she lined the skirt and overall just love the whole thing. BDOTW for now, BDOTY for later! Keira is so beautiful!

  19. Aparajita September 8, 2012 at 16:03 #

    I LOVED this dress since I saw it walk down the runway, she looks beautiful 🙂

  20. noo September 8, 2012 at 16:01 #

    Amazing 😀

  21. Yeliz September 8, 2012 at 15:33 #

    What a sophisticated and stunning look. Can’t find a single fault and I’m in love with the gown.

    BDOTW and BDOTY worthy.

  22. Liana September 8, 2012 at 15:31 #


    She looks breathtakingly beautiful. She totally does justice to that wonderful gown.

    BDOTW worthy for sure!

  23. Joan September 8, 2012 at 15:27 #

    Wow! This is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen! BDOTY contender for me

  24. Zerina September 8, 2012 at 15:06 #

    I think I just died and went to heaven. My dream came true. Thank you Keira. She looks DIVINE.

    One of my favorite looks from her EVER.


  25. Annika September 8, 2012 at 15:05 #

    BDOTW for sure! This was my favorite dress of the collection 🙂

  26. Grace Kelly September 8, 2012 at 14:59 #

    I don’t remember her being this gorgeous a few years ago. She’s great much more beautiful and elegant.

    • Anne g September 8, 2012 at 16:12 #

      + 10000000

    • EmmaWoodhouse September 8, 2012 at 17:38 #

      Love your username!

  27. Rebecca Z September 8, 2012 at 14:58 #

    Perfection.Just her style–beautiful and winsome.

  28. Noemi September 8, 2012 at 14:57 #

    Wow, she’s not wearing Chanel or Valentino… She looks great, the dress is so beautiful and classy. How can he (Elie Saab) can keep designing such beautiful gowns?

  29. adralina September 8, 2012 at 14:54 #

    A-MAZING!! keira looks so beautiful and that dress is beyond incredible! love the keira knitely and elie saab combo its always perfect

  30. AnderBoBo September 8, 2012 at 14:46 #

    Stunning!!!!! Definitely BDOTW worthy and works much better than the Chanel. Hopefully Keira will incorporate more Saab pieces in her wardrobe because she wears him well!

    • dee September 10, 2012 at 13:39 #

      I agree. She looks stunning.

  31. Dolly September 8, 2012 at 14:45 #

    She looks absolutely stunning, BDOTW worthy! And a vast improvement on the Chanel look.

    • admmgz September 8, 2012 at 15:30 #

      Amen! She looks fabulous! BDOTW worthy

  32. Serena September 8, 2012 at 14:41 #

    She does love herself some Elie Saab for everything TIFF! Love this look. Majestic.

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