Accompanying Keira Knightley’s “modern day Guinevere” cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK is a shoot by stylist Cathy Kasterine and photographer Ellen Von Unwerth that channels the season’s Gothic sentiments flawlessly. In one shot Knightley descends a stone staircase in a cloak and winged headpiece, looking very much the medieval queen.
In another Keira is chain-mailed up, looking a little more like the Hollywood-repurposed Guinevere she played on screen in 2004: the warrior queen.
Historically accurate or not, it’s brilliant inspiration for styling the season’s darkly romantic pieces. The full shoot appears in Harper’s Bazaar UK’s September 2012 issue.