Jacques Helleu, the artistic director of the fashion house, said it was only after seeing Knightley in the latest film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, in which she apparently wore no make-up and had her hair pinned back in a bun, that he noticed her unadorned beauty. "Her natural flaws were visible ... Keira wore no make-up. She wore lengths of fabric as dresses. She had almost no hairstyle, just a little bun behind her head. She was a Cinderella in the making!
"For me, Keira embodied perfection itself. She was remarkable without any kind of decoration. And I thought that if this is how she was bare, then I could imagine how wonderful she would be embellished," he said.
In other news, designer Nicole Miller has announced that she will launch her own line of fragrances for the holiday season of 2008.
British men are spiffing up,
BRITISH men are stepping up their personal grooming and spending more on expensive fragrances than ever before.
Fragrances now account for £141 million of male products sales - up 19 per cent on last year.