Keira Knightley’s Atonement dress named “Best Movie Costume of All Time”

By A A on January 26, 2008 | 17 Comments

Keira Knightley Atonement dress named Best Movie Costume of All TimeThe emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement has been voted the “best film costume of all time” according to a survey done for Sky Movies and British InStyle magazine (see full list below). The tissue-like, backless silk gown had fashion editors gushing when it first appeared on screen last year, and has since caused debate whether it’s really the “best ever.”

The “Best Film Costumes Of All Time”
1. Keira Knightley’s green gown in Atonement
2. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress in The Seven Year Itch
3. Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
4. Olivia Newton-John’s tight leather trousers in Grease
5. Kate Winslet’s blue gown Titanic
6. Diane Keaton’s quirky tie and waistcoat combination in Annie Hall
7. Nicole Kidman’s satin corset in Moulin Rouge
8. Liza Minnelli’s stockings and bowler hat in Cabaret
9. Cate Blanchett’s sumptuous gown in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
10. Vivien Leigh’s billowing dresses in Gone With The Wind

What do you think?

Comments & Discussion

  1. Teressa • January 26, 2008 @ 1:49 PM

    Definately shouldnt come before any of the runners-up. Not that it should be on there at all…in my opinion.

  2. Giovanni • January 26, 2008 @ 2:18 PM

    I agree with Chris

  3. NIKKI • January 26, 2008 @ 2:59 PM

    that dress is beautiful and so is keira. ATONEMENT was an AMAZING movie!!

  4. Fart If You Love Celine • January 26, 2008 @ 4:47 PM

    “Keira Knightleys Atonement dress names Best Movie Costume of All Time”

    So the dress talks?!?! Which costume did it choose?

  5. Anonymous • January 27, 2008 @ 1:38 PM

    i dont think it should be the top dress, maybe at the bottom of the list but the other actresses outfits are iconic.

  6. sk8tergirl • January 27, 2008 @ 4:03 PM

    Well, it is a nice dress.

  7. Lorna • January 27, 2008 @ 7:19 PM

    I liked the dress when I saw the movie but my first choice was, and remains, Vivien Leigh’s billowing dress in Gone with the Wind.

  8. Anonymous • January 28, 2008 @ 9:06 AM

    I didn’t care for the dress. It was fitting for the movie, but it does not compare to the iconic & classic dresses that make up the remaining part of the list. It’s an indie movie among Oscar winners.

  9. ADE • January 28, 2008 @ 1:58 PM

    WOW Gorgeous

  10. browny • January 28, 2008 @ 2:39 PM

    I’d rather see her without the dress

  11. Nancy • January 28, 2008 @ 6:20 PM

    Hence the reason why women are smarter…..because a man’s brain is below his belt and he gets kicked there too often!!! LMFAO!

  12. "Gramps" • February 12, 2008 @ 10:37 AM

    As a mere man, I feel I’m not qualified to rate the merits of Keira’s emerald green dress. However, Keira would be my first choice this Valentine’s Day within or without said dress.

  13. a y a • June 6, 2008 @ 10:08 PM

    I absolutely adored the dress. The dress set the time and was appropriate for this scene. Absolutely gorgeous dress… If i could fit into it (and afford), i would own it. As to the “most iconic” bit, I believe it is iconic as are all the other dresses. I believe that the top 5 really ARE the top five, and deserve to be there. Ask me, number 2 should be number one…
    … But Keira’s dress is still my favorite movie/dress on the list then Kate’s form Titanic ;D

  14. Christina • July 18, 2008 @ 1:58 AM

    i love this dress…i bought a similiar one for my prom and didnt realize it was from a movie until people told me they loved it at my prom…its amazing

  15. Ana • July 21, 2008 @ 2:17 AM

    The dress was gorgeous, yeah, but it’s nowhere near as iconic as a number of outfits on the list.

  16. julie • January 25, 2009 @ 2:02 PM

    This DRESS is awesome, and if you are a real
    fashion sense person, not a trailer trash
    from middle America that shops at Walmart..
    you would know it, the minute she walks into
    the room in the movie. Male OR Female,,
    you cant take your eyes off of her or the dress!
    Kudos to the designer and all the other fans
    out there of this dress.. STUNNING.!

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