|Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina|
Dark red is a prominent colour in her costumes, it's associated with intense passion and longing, therefore quite appropriate to give life to this novel in particular. I read the book last year, after watching a BBC programme about this highly acclaimed author.
|Pierre-August Renoir. Clutch by Alexander McQueen|
This was a man in search of the truth about life and death, the depth of his words comes from introspection and reflection. By the time it was published in the 19th-century, Impressionism was taking the art world by storm.
|Édouard Manet. Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg|
The Impressionists sought to express their own perceptions, depicting subjectively what they saw rather than creating exact representations of reality. This open interpretation of creating a unique viewpoint can also be acknowledged in fashion, where labels envision a world of their own.
Gucci's latest advertising campaign, photographed by Mert and Marcus at Vienna's American bar, is both meticulous and precise. It conveys not only a luxury lifestyle but also creates a narrative, capturing seduction and romance. Dark red baroque interiors give the whole campaign a magic energy, as if depicting a novel.
|Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs|
For an intense look, dark red is a colour worth investing. If you're in London, Russell & Bromley has a beautiful velvet kilted bag still on sale. Otherwise you can just follow the designers' links bellow the pictures and shop online. Or just avoid shopping altogether by checking what you already have in your wardrobe.
|Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina. Cape by Haider Ackermann|
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