Keira Knightley Plays Women Challenging Gender Norms in Latest Movie Role

Published September 14th, 2018 - 12:11 GMT
Keira Knightley (Twitter)
Keira Knightley (Twitter)

She plays a woman challenging gender norms in her latest movie role.

So Keira Knightley naturally sported an androgynous ensemble as she promoted her new flick, Collette, on The Late Show with Seth Meyers in New York City on Thursday night.



The actress, 33, who is renowned for her demure red carpet style, showed off her fashion versatility as she switched things up in an offbeat trouser suit for her appearance.

The Atonement star looked sensational in a navy, velvet blazer, which boasted a contrasting white lining that complemented her crisp white shirt.

She teamed the piece with culotte trousers that comprised both velvet and chiffon fabrics, the latter falling in pretty pleats.

An eccentric bejewelled bow tie, black court heels and a designer clutch bag completed her fashion-forward outfit.

The beauty's Hollywood waves added to the retro feel, her curled brown tresses cascading around her face in a strong side-parting. Her make-up look was equally alluring, with Keira sporting a brown smokey eyeshadow and nude lipstick.

Keira has been hot on the promotional trail of Colette, her first movie release of the year, in recent days.

The screen star's movie is based on the life of the author of the same name who lived from 1875 to 1954, dying at age 81.

Set in the early 20th century, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is pushed by her overbearing husband, Henry Gauthier-Villars, to write novels under his name in the biopic.

When they become bestsellers, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms of the time. Dominic West plays her husband.

Speaking on Good Morning America earlier in the day, Keira touched on the importance of the movie: 'The film focuses on the early years of her life, when she was married to first husband, who took credit for her first four novels. It's about the fight for her own voice, feminism and gender politics.'

Colette also sees the actress share a steamy kiss with co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, as the character explores her sexuality.

Keira elaborated: 'They were a celebrity couple, and her husband was brilliant at marketing. He marketed her and didn't give her voice, but she took her voice back.'

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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