Keira Knightley Wore a Secret Second Wedding Dress and It Wasn't Recycled Chanel, But Who Cares?

Remember last May when Keira Knightley recycled a Chanel dress for her wedding to Klaxons singer James Righton and we all got really excited because since when are celebrities thrifty? Well, turns out that Knightley doesn't love a bargain all THAT much. The actress had a secret second ceremony, to which Knightley wore a brand new Valentino.

Knightley and Righton were married in a civil ceremony in the South of France last year and the actress sported a strapless pale pink tulle Chanel dress that she'd previously worn to the 2008 BAFTAs. Knightley received praise for the decision to publicly re-wear a gown, which makes some sense. Sure, the dress is Chanel and cost more than my whole closet. But still, celebs are rarely seen in the same outfit twice, let alone at their own wedding. Hell, us normals don't even tend to get married in something we've already worn. So the decision was worth noting, but it doesn't make her the patron saint of bargain-hunting. She's Keira Knightley.

Besides, Knightley explained to The Telegraph that she only recycled the gown because she felt great in the dress, not to make a huge statement.

I'd worn the dress lots. It was my something old. And I liked not making a big deal about it. I just wanted to be in something I had had a great time in, something I would have a great time in again.

Now, it's been revealed that the actress wore a pricey Valentino to a secret wedding ceremony in the woods. "It was for the ceremony we had just for our friends, in a wood, because you have to have flowers on a dress in a wood." The fashion media is a little up in arms about this, as if we've all been lied to, but I find that confusing. It wasn't Keira Knightley's social responsibility to recycle her wedding gown. She re-wore the dress because she wanted to, but when she had a second ceremony she wanted something different. Wouldn't you, if you had the means?

Recycling a Chanel wedding dress isn't saving the world, but I honestly think Keira Knightley deserves to be commended for the decision, regardless of what she wore to a whole different ceremony.