Alexa Chung Just Re-Created Keira Knightly’s Iconic Atonement Dress

From Andie’s yellow satin dress in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days to Cher’s iconic checked suit in Clueless, there are countless film outfits that stay with you well beyond the cinema release. And, even though I haven’t seen Atonement, Keira Knightly’s famed green dress is the first thing that came to my mind when I cast my eyes on Alexa Chung‘s outfit from last night’s Serpentine Summer Party.

Attending the London event, Alexa Chung wore a floor length gown from Nensi Dojaka in a supple satin fabric with a rich emerald green hue. Emulating the sensual design of the dress worn by Keira Knightly’s Cecilia Tallis in the 1930s set film, Alexa’s 2024 take included a deeper neckline, a front cut-out, and intricate strap detailing throughout.

Alexa Chung wears an emerald green dress to the Serpentine summer party

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As the original scene was famously set on the hottest night of the year, Alexa’s 2024 rendition came at a fitting time—corresponding with London’s first heatwave of the season. Styling hers summer evening dress in a similar fashion to Knightly’s character, Alexa opted for forgo jewellery, letting her elegant dress take centre stage.

With an opulent and lavish energy, the emerald green dress offers a richer take on summer dress styling that counters the tepid sage shades that typically dominate over the summer months. Although Alexa opted for a look sans jewels, the luxurious colour looks beautiful with both silver and gold accessories.

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To craft an evening look worthy of both Chung and Knightly, read on to discover our edit of the best green dresses below.