I laughed out loud — in delight! — when I saw actress Helena Bonham Carter’s wild hair, exposed tulle and, especially, her mismatched shoes at the Golden Globes in January.
Would I wear this outfit? No. Do I love a woman whose outfits scream, “Fuck you, fashion police!”? Hell, yeah!
“Sometimes I get it right and I sometimes I get it wrong,” she told People. “But fashion is all about having fun. I think fashion has been hijacked by the fashion industry creating rules on what one should wear and I feel like breaking the mold and seeing that the world won’t crumble.”
She went on to say, “Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t?” and, when asked what she will wear to the Oscars on February 27, she laughed and said, “Maybe I will wear the exact same [Vivienne Westwood] dress I wore at the Golden Globes but with matching shoes … Or put the shoes on my head!”
In a new story in the Telegraph, the Oscar dress question came up again. This time, she said, “It’s probably going to be a catastrophe. But it’s like, I’m gonna go for it.” I can’t wait to see! And, by the way, I thought she was stellar in The King’s Speech.
Check out the Huffington Post for a slideshow of Helena’s past outfits.