Despite promising to release more model covers, Keira Knightley is UK Elle's latest celebrity to grace the front cover of the British monthly. Photographed by Elle regular, Thomas Whiteside, and styled by Anne-Marie Curtis, the actress wears a dress from Gucci's Fall 2014 collection (yes, fall clothes on a summer cover).
Members of theFashionSpot forums weren't pleased with the cover. "Can't stop looking at the missing hand," noticed Hector.
"I hadn't even noticed her hand… I suppose it's sort of gripped around her waist so would be hidden by the second arm, but even so, it does look odd. Overall, I don't mind it I guess, she looks good. Outfit is dull. I see what they're trying to do, make it look a bit more… undone. I can't help but feel they're trying to make Elle look 'cool'. It's not working," responded honeycombchild.
Cosmic Voices was in the same frame of mind: "It probably isn't a Photoshop mishap because Keira is very slender, but that missing hand is terrifying. I love love love Keira but this is disappointing to me, she looks better in candid street shots imo."
GivenchyHomme disliked Keira's hairstyle and wrote, "I don't like it. She looks dried up and the hair isn't helping."
"That librarian hair ruins it for me. The hand doesn't bother me, and I think it would be a nice cover otherwise," agreed MyNameIs.
However, Srdjan thought the cover was great: "I like it very much. The hairstyle is great. I just wish her stare was a bit more defined (looking at the camera completely), not like this, but still — it's a great cover."
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