Fashion Disasters: Keira Knightley Dressed As A Terrifying Robot This Morning, Courtesy Of Chanel

Chanel : Outside Arrivals  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Thank you, celebrities, for giving us endless opportunities to make fun of your ridiculous fashion choices. Kim Kardashian has made a whole career out of attending events in Big Bird costumes and going out to lunch dressed like a 17th century ghost. Selena Gomez has made a habit of wearing pleather bandeau tops. Just this week, Katy Perry outdid herself by stepping out in a McDonald’s billboard. And today, Keira Knightley chose to wear… this thing.

Chanel : Outside Arrivals  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Knightley attended today’s Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week looking like she’d just crawled out of a magician’s box after being severed in half. The dress (which is, of course, Chanel) serves as a great reminder that designer labels don’t have the power to make crazy things look less crazy. Is she trying to look like the Black Dahlia? Is she trying to look like her two halves are being held together with magnets? Is she trying to look like the Pixar lamp? Is she trying to look like she’s been crop topped to death? Her waist definitely looks tiny, and her hair/makeup/shoes are on point, but I just can’t wrap my mind around the rest of it. We’ve talked about Fashion Disasters before, but this one is on a whole new level– since I’m not totally convinced that she hasn’t been sawed down the middle and Frankensteined back together.

Chanel : Outside Arrivals  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

It’s very possible that my aversion to this dress stems from my irrational fear of robots, since she totally resembles one in these pictures, but it doesn’t help that I’m also afraid of Keira Knightley. (Don’t ask me to explain it. I can’t. I just feel like she’s possibly an alien and possibly capable of shooting lasers out of her eyes? Doesn’t she look like a sexy villain from a sci-fi movie? At least a little bit?) Oh well. Terrifying or not, you can’t deny that she’s beautiful– and she makes this dress look better than most people could. What do you think of it? Am I being too harsh, or is it flat-out crazy?

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      why the waist cutout?!

    • Samantha

      It is crazy, but I kind of love it. However, I also love robots and Keira Knightley.

      • Dirk Calloway

        well said!

        also, the shoes are good.

    • bodene

      She looks beautiful! Love the way this defines the part of body that people want to look small, the tiny tiny waist on her

    • Heather H

      I think it is really cool. What else but Chanel couture should she wear to a Chanel show in Paris??

    • elle

      I really like it! And the shoes are excellent too. But your last paragraph has me wishing for a SPOILER ALERT In Her Skin with Keira Knightley instead of Scarlett Johansson.

      • elle

        Ah I just realized I had a total brain lapse. I meant Under The Skin. But In Her Skin is a good but disturbing movie too!

    • guest

      The skirt is ill-fitting or the shape isn’t right. It seems it would look so much better if the skirt wasn’t so baggy at the waist and top of hips. More of an A-line shape would be better, I think. Otherwise, I think it’s a cute choice.

    • Sarah Anne Lloyd

      it’s real weird. rihanna wore a similarly-shaped thing (but like, the sporty spice version) to the paris fashion week chanel show, though, so maybe it’s a thing that’s happening?