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Before "Anna Karenina" — starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law — hits theaters on Nov. 16, die-hard fans of the classic novel can surround themselves with regal (and festive) Russian fare! Banana Republic (who is quite fond of entertainment-driven collections, given the retailer's ongoing "Mad Men" collaboration) is giving InStyle.com an exclusive sneak peek of the limited-edition Anna Karenina capsule collection, which was inspired by the film's 19th-century fashion and styled and curated by its costume designer, Jacqueline Durran.
"It's really about taking key elements of that time period — sophisticated color, fabrics, and beautiful detailing — and translating that into an updated wardrobe," Simon Kneen, Banana Republic's Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design told InStyle.com. "Small touches such as lace and fur embellishments portray a classic sense of luxury without requiring a full look that may feel 'costumey.' Even if incorporating vintage pieces, you shouldn't don a full 19th-century look. Instead, mix and match with more modern pieces to keep it current."
The men's and women's offerings — check out the original sketches by Kneen and Durran above — include apparel, ranging in price from $59 to $500, as well as shoes and accessories that will retail from $29 to $225. The Anna Karenina collection hits Banana Republic stores and bananarepublic.com on Monday, October 30.
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