Did Keira Knightley Wear a Recycled Wedding Dress? Actress Donned Strikingly Similar Gown in 2008

Star's outfit seems almost exactly like one she wore for a pre-BAFTA party years ago

By Bruna Nessif May 06, 2013 12:50 AMTags
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Fashion faux pas or just being resourceful?

Keira Knightley's wedding to musician James Righton seemed very simple—10-minute ceremony, only close friends and family—and it looks like the actress may have also dodged the usual treacherous hunt for the perfect dress.

The UK's Look magazine first noted that Knightley's wedding gown is extremely similar (if not the exact same dress) to one she wore a few years back.

The magazine's Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor, Erica Davies says, "Keira's wedding dress looks like the Rodarte that she wore to a pre-BAFTA party in 2008. She made it look quite different for her wedding, with a white Chanel tweed jacket, bare legs and ballet pumps, but it certainly looks like the same dress."

The actress' rep was not immediately available for comment.

We had previously heard that Knightley was going to walk down the aisle in a custom Karl Lagerfeld gown, the creative director of Chanel being the likely choice since the star has been the face of Coco Mademoiselle and she recently played Coco Chanel in Lagerfeld's short film Once Upon a Time, and ultimately, she did, walking down the aisle wearing a Chanel strapless, tulle dress and jacket (that was maybe inspired by her Rodarte outfit?).

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