Helen Mirren In Nicholas Oakwell Couture – 2013 BAFTA Awards

Helen Mirren In Nicholas Oakwell Couture - 2013 BAFTA AwardsDame 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.

Credit: Nicholas Oakwell & Getty

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26 Responses to Helen Mirren In Nicholas Oakwell Couture – 2013 BAFTA Awards

  1. robbie February 11, 2013 at 17:41 #

    if anyone could make pink toned hair classy it is helen. the dress is nice, just glad it wasnt a dolce & gabbana piece.

  2. Barbs February 11, 2013 at 16:15 #

    Rachel, just want to congratulate you on your posts. I like it that you always deliver a personal opinion and you seem to have a great sense of humour similar to Catherine Kallon’s. Keep it going 🙂

  3. Moxie February 11, 2013 at 15:00 #

    Oh my! That is quite a change. I think she’s pulling it off.

  4. the ogre February 11, 2013 at 07:53 #

    i am in love! i just don’t know why but i am. i love the gown and wrap and how it ties so exceedingly well with her pink hair! she somehow makes pink hair look regal and elegant…sigh! how does she do it? that woman has some confidence!

  5. Fiona February 11, 2013 at 04:31 #

    Love that she watches America’s Next Top Model! At any age you can be inspired by trends, good for her. Actually I find this dress one of her least inspiring in recent times, it is nice but a little safe, the hair makes it for me!

  6. unvacuous February 11, 2013 at 04:16 #

    I sooo love it – I think it really works on her!!! Why shouldn’t she have fun with her hair, especially since she wouldn’t have to pre-bleach it like so many of us with naturally darker hair would to achieve the color….Hmmm this gives me a bit more courage to take the plunge with the hair experimentation….

  7. Anne February 11, 2013 at 01:40 #

    Dame Helen Mirren channeling her inner Nikki Minaj….. words I never thought I’d utter. But, she looks really cute

  8. Andy February 11, 2013 at 01:15 #

    She’s simply fabulous!

  9. Jen February 11, 2013 at 00:10 #

    Couldn’t love her more. Love the hair and love that she takes risks.

  10. EmmaWoodhouse February 10, 2013 at 23:52 #

    HELEN MIRREN? Seriously, I love the dress and wrap–elegance as usual, but the hair just kills me. I mean, yes, it looks “lovely” with the dress colorwise, but it should be a clutch, not a hair color! I have to say I’m a little thrown.
    P.S. *whispers* I think she still looks elegant, even with the hair. ONLY SHE.

  11. Ella February 10, 2013 at 23:39 #

    Oh man. Not sure how I feel about the hair….but Helen still looks great. She knows no fear

  12. justme February 10, 2013 at 23:29 #

    When Helen was on Graham Norton a few weeks ago, she did ask Perrie from Little Mix how she got her purple hair. She seemed very intrigued, now I know why lol.

  13. CreoleLady February 10, 2013 at 23:27 #

    Rock on. The dress and wrap are spectacular.

  14. TeaAtTwo February 10, 2013 at 23:24 #

    No the pink hair. It reminds me of an 70’s UK tv show called ‘Are you being served’ where a Mrs Slocombe character had hair colour like this.
    She does look elegant but youthful in this dress otheriwse.

  15. Ericka February 10, 2013 at 23:14 #

    I utterly love this. That woman has balls.

  16. Angela February 10, 2013 at 23:13 #

    She is so adorable. While this may not be best dressed of the night, Her dress is nice and I love how she was creative with her hair, she defies her age!

  17. AnderBoBo February 10, 2013 at 23:12 #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Fierceness has no age limit and Ms. Mirren is working that hair!!

    • GGG February 11, 2013 at 00:06 #

      +1! Love her sense of fun and fashion. LOVE.

  18. Christine February 10, 2013 at 22:54 #

    LOL She is cute with the hair do and color. She is Queen

  19. Yeliz February 10, 2013 at 22:53 #

    I’m wondering why she dyed her hair, is it for a new role? She looks great.

  20. jessicamarantelli February 10, 2013 at 22:52 #

    Just gotta say…LOVE THE HAIR…rock it if you can Dame Helen.

    • Lyo February 10, 2013 at 23:06 #


      • Grace Patricia February 11, 2013 at 00:24 #

        She’s rocking it. Love! Love! Love! I can’t even find words! I just wish I could be like her in some decades.

        • LC February 11, 2013 at 05:40 #

          wow. it’s PINK! almost didn’t notice. TOO COOL.

        • Rashmi February 11, 2013 at 08:46 #

          +1. Loveee !!!

    • jones19 February 11, 2013 at 15:20 #

      Helen is ageless and this just proves it!

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