Count on the always quirky Helena Bonham Carter to have some fun by breaking the rules at these stiff awards ceremony. At last night’s Golden Globes 2011, the actress wore mismatched shoes: one red and one green.
Carter, who was up for an award for Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) for her role as Queen Mother in “The King’s Speech,” but lost to Melissa Leo in “The Fighter,” was all about having fun with her outfit.
She wore a Vivienne Westwood floral gown with a corset and lots of extra draping, and shoes from different pairs, a red one and a green one.
Though an odd choice, Carter somehow managed to make the entire outfit work for her, with PopEater even joking that perhaps she was drawing on her “Harry Potter” character for inspiration.
As expected, the mismatched shoes led to several jokes in online communities about how she couldn’t decide which color she liked best – or which worked best with her outfit.
“I bought it last year because I loved it. I got it out of my cupboard today,” she told the media about her quirky dress. Carter is a huge fan of Vivienne Westwood and it’s not hard to see why, since her creations suit her like a glove.
In November last year, for the first time in her career, Helena Bonham Carter was named on a Best Dressed list – in Vanity Fair no less, as we also informed you at the time.
Used to not following red carpet rules, she was quite surprised to see she’d been included on said list, since she said she never dressed to please people, which is probably why all her outfits on public outings are out of the ordinary, to say at least.
“It was a triumph! It made me laugh because I thought it was a joke when I found out. But when I saw the article, I thought, ‘Oh, the photos they’ve chosen are as bad as the ones they print when I’m worst dressed’,” the actress said at the time.
For the Golden Globes 2011, Helena Bonham Carter brought as date her mother, leaving husband Tim Burton at home.