First off, I adore these outfits. Knightley's flirty blue skirt has come straight from Rodarte's S/S '10 catwalk (jealous, much?) and been teamed with this beautiful nude lace blouse making for the ideal outfit for such an occasion. The brown Louboutins pull the look together and only heighten her elegant stature. The Proenza Schouler number Mulligan is working suggests a hint of Grecian goddess - must be something to do with the pleats and colour - yet she looks utterly stylish and glam. Personally I think the duo have marked out the perfect way to carry off a 'ladylike' ensemble.
Round Two: World Premier of 'Never Let Me Go'
Round two was a tad disappointing, if predictable. Whilst Knightley looks stunning, I can't help but think we've seen this all before -the beige Chanel dress, the black, satin heels and the demure pout. However, at least the plainer outfit choice enables her newly bobbed hairdo to stand out and no one can deny that she looks the epitome of 'elegant chic'. Mulligan, on the other hand seems to be dressed for dinner on her summer holidays. The draping, lack of shape and pattern on this Vionnet dress paired with those woven sandals scream beach holiday rather than red carpet premiere. Her only saving grace - those rich rouge lips are divine.
So what do you think readers, do you love or hate the looks and who do you think deserves the fashion crown?
Images from: graziadaily.co.uk