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Two different books by two different authors a century apart have at least two things in common: diamonds and pearls. As you undoubtedly know by now, film adaptations of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina are headed our way next season, and they're in a bit of a fashion battle for best period jewelry. In one corner, Gatsby with its super-saturated Art Deco bling from Tiffany & Co. In the other, Anna, whose opulent jewelry comes courtesy of Chanel.
Keira Knightley, who stars as Anna in the film, told WWD her character's jewels are important to her psychology. "Seeing as vanity is one of [Karenina's] main personality traits, the symbolic opulence of the pieces nourished that," she said, but what she meant was "Get excited for a ton of bling folks." Get a tease in the trailer above, and while you're at it, go ahead and revisit the Gatsby trailer, too. (You know you want to.)
· Keira Knightley Dons Chanel Joaillerie Baubles in 'Anna Karenina' [WWD]
· The Great Gatsby Trailer Is Here In All of its Glittery Glory [Racked]
· Anna Banana: Banana Republic Will Launch Anna Karenina-Inspired Fall Collection [Racked]