The red carpet could probably use more mismatched shoes. But since when someone takes a risk beyond an earth-shatteringly green sequin at an awards show these days it rarely goes over well, stars are probably scared into not experimenting. Even Helena Bonham Carter, who so delightfully and famously wore mismatched shoes with her Vivienne Westwood dress to the Golden Globes, is promising not to wear them to the Oscars.
"I have no idea," she said, when asked what she would wear for the February 27 Academy Awards. "Of course I want to have fun ... It's probably going to be a catastrophe. But it's like, I'm gonna go for it.
"I'm so indecisive ... I promise I'll wear the same colored shoes," she added at a lunch for nominees vying to win an Oscar at the climax to the multi-billion dollar movie industry's annual awards season.
The 44-year-old added: "I can suddenly go off piste. But we'll wait and see. And quite frankly, as my boyfriend knows, it's right up to the last minute it can go wrong at any time ... It's a mystery to me at this point," she added.
Helena is so amazing she could pull off anything. She could wear Christmas tree lights, pigs' feet, icing for eye shadow. Oh, wait — Katy Perry has probably done all that.
Helena Bonham Carter: I'll be a walking 'catastrophe' [Telegraph UK]