The Looks of Love | Focus Features

Though the film's dress, Joe Wright and costume designer Jacqueline Durran followed a historical thread of luxury that connected the fashions of our time to 1950 European haute couture to 1870 imperial Russia. Be it Keira Knightley's swoops of black taffeta or the simplicity of the peasant's tunics, the designers created looks that showed off the timeless emotional truth of their characters.