What did you wear during the lock? Have you lived in leggings and baggy t-shirts, perhaps, or in your most cozy, most cozy sweats?
Well, Keira Knightley doesn’t stop dressing during the darkest days of the pandemic, wearing Chanel from head to toe in quarantine.
“We have a trampoline in our garden and we decided we only had the right to wear dresses on it,” the 36-year-old Atonement actress told Harper’s Bazaar UK, recalling her family having fun in the early days of the first lock in London.
“I put red lipstick every day and every part of Chanel I have in my closet, and my daughter Eddie had Chanel braids in her hair and fabulous wings.”
Knightley shares two daughters – 6-year-old Eddie and 1-year-old Delilah – with former Klaxons rocker James Ryton, who was allowed to join in the fun when he wore one of “his set of Gucci peacock costumes,” according to the actress.
I thought, What’s the point of these wonderful things sitting in the closet when it feels pretty apocalyptic and scary outside? “I felt so important to be really happy for the children! “Knightley explained.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has a long-standing relationship with Chanel after participating in the luxury label’s 2007 campaigns and wearing his clothes on countless red carpets over the years (and even at his wedding to Ryton in 2013).
But those weren’t all Chanel’s dresses and red lips for Knightley during quarantine; she also struggled to disinfect her groceries, just like us strangers.
“It went to extremes when I found these strange, brown apples, and my husband said he cooked them because people might have touched them,” she said. I said, “Okay, but we can’t eat them now!” “… It was a really strange time, we, dressed in really bright clothes, boiling apples! “
And then it was time for 37-year-old Ryton to decide that the family should only eat vegetables “derived from regenerative farms” during the UK’s second lock, which led to serious tensions with his wife.
“I’m not a big fan of vegetarians, and there was celery in those regenerative boxes we got – it’s so middle class I can’t stand it,” Knightley said. “And I hate celery! I didn’t realize that I could feel so strongly about vegetables … ”
When Ryton offered to eat celery for dinner one night instead of ordering it to eat, the actress said she lost her temper by throwing the insulting vegetarian floor into the kitchen floor.
“I did a lot of tricks,” she recalls.