Keira Knightley Wore Fresh-off-the-Runway Valentino in Next Season's Hottest Color

Chartreuse tulle for the win.
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Keira Knightley at a screening for "The Aftermath" in New York City. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Keira Knightley at a screening for "The Aftermath" in New York City. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Keira Knightley may be the queen of period dramas, but the British actress sure knows how to dress for today. On Wednesday night in New York City, Knightley demonstrated that through her wardrobe choice for a screening of her new film "The Aftermath" (which is — you guessed it! — a period film set in post-war Germany). For the occasion, Knightley chose a floor-length dress that showcased a timeless silhouette in an incredibly of-the-moment color.

Sent down the runway just two weeks ago by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino's Fall 2019 collection, the fluttery-sleeved dress was made of tulle in a shade of chartreuse that was particularly popular with Parisian designers this season. While it was showcased on the runway with nothing worn underneath the sheer top and just a hint of coverage under the skirt, Knightley opted for a more modest presentation by layering it over a nude slip. The dress was statement-making enough on its own without much help in the way of accessories, so Knightley added a Chanel diamond necklace and bracelet and not much else. Worn with a pink lip and rosy cheeks, the look was pretty while still being pleasantly unexpected. That's what we call the opposite of typecasting. 

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