Helena Bonham Carter took a ton of flack for her mismatched shoes and Vivienne Westwood dress at the Golden Globes (pictured) from most of the fashion press and some disgruntled bloggers, including this one. But she doesn’t seem to give a damn and will continue dressing like a wacko. She tells People:
“Sometimes I get it right and I sometimes I get it wrong. 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.”
I couldn’t agree with her more! I’m all for actresses taking fashion risks and looking like glamorous nutjobs, I even loved Uma Thurman’s infamously hideous Lacroix at the 2004 Oscars. I want Helena to keep dressing the way she does for every red carpet event and I hated the idea of giving her Golden Globes look a Worst Dressed mantle… because I applaud her originality, weirdness, and daring. I would certainly never dock her points for dressing like the eccentric she seems to be, it’s just that I just thought the Westwood dress was fucking ugly. And ill-fitting. Simple as that.
Fortunately, she doesn’t care.