Pearls feature prominently in Anna Karenina, the new Keira Knightley vehicle in theaters November 16th. For anyone who’s never seen the moody, dramatic effect of a sextuple strand of pearls worn with an off-the-shoulder evening gown, this movie looks like it will illustrate the effect.
The 2012 Olympic athletes have been splashed across every news outlet, but what did the Olympic athletes of yesteryear look like? Charming and decorous, it turns out. But before we get to the athletes, let me present a comparison of royals in attendance at the Olympics: first, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco watching the Olympic games in 1960 (above) and Duchess Catherine–in pearls!–and Prince William of England in the audience at this year’s events (below). Continue reading
No, those aren’t two fashion models. That’s Olympic rower Giuseppe Lanzone and swimmer Ryan Lochte in the 2012 Olympic uniforms designed by the king of American Classic himself, Ralph Lauren. But those clean-cut, preppy duds that set off their sporty looks are the subject of a boiling controversy.