Dame Helen Mirren joined the ranks of hair chameleon Katy Perry and lavender-loving Kelly Osbourne with her shocking new ‘do, which she debuted at the 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, England.
To go with her hair, the Leading Actress nominee chose a long-sleeve gown from the Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2013 Couture runway.
Featuring floral embroidery, the chiffon dress was somewhat weighed down with its heavy lining and that shiny silver wrap. But at least she didn’t up her BAFTAs surprise factor even more by wearing the gown in its original, see-through runway incarnation.
It didn’t really matter what she had on, though, as her cotton-candy pixie cut was the main attraction.
She quoted ‘America’s Next Top Model’ as her inspiration behind the hair hue. My jaw is still on the floor.
Known for her classic grace on the red carpet, this was quite the scandalous departure for Helen.
She certainly gave the fellow Nicholas-Oakwell-outfitted Paloma Faith a run for her money in the hair department.
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