“I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist?’ As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”She leans forward intently as she speaks.The finale coat and dress of the Chanel Haute Couture show—titled New Vintage for its homages to Mlle’s classics—in the Grand Palais’s Salon d’Honneur was a sweeping silk tulle–and–organza confection with nearly 5,000 feathers.
“She was really young, and I think that’s something you grow into as you discover a sense of yourself.” The luxurious knit floor-length Proenza Schouler dress Keira is wearing today suggests that her struggle to define her style is over; effortless chic has edged out the bad-girl grunge of black tops, black jeans, black all over.
The demure neckline and long folds of woven fabric lend a timeless feel to the dress: Keira would not look out of place among the ancient caryatids of the Acropolis, or being serenaded poolside by Bing Crosby.
In May Keira announced her engagement to 29-year-old musician James Righton, of the British indie-rock band Klaxons, whom she began dating last year.
Though the couple is committed to guarding their privacy, Keira, like all brides-to-be, cannot hold back from talking about the future and its infinite possibilities.
Both are close to Keira Knightley (Orlando starred with her in POTC and Rupert dated her) and have a penchant for period films.