Most notably: Helena Bonham Carter, who paired mismatched satin pumps with her black lace and floral-print Vivienne Westwood frock. While fashion critics were abuzz, calling Carter one of the night’s worst-dressed stars, some have hailed her daring move to wear one red and one green shoe as a tribute to her unique style.
Other celebs turned to more classic looks, including Jennifer Lopez and Olivia Wilde, who donned red-carpet favorite Christian Louboutin. Lopez, dressed in a white Zuhair Murad gown, favored pumps with rouched and glittery fabric. Wilde, in a blinged-out Marchesa dress, went a little edgier in gold, spiked booties.
And though floor-length dresses reigned, front- and side-slit gowns gave footwear a few good cameos during the evening. Emerging actress Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her leading role in “Winter’s Bone,” paired her ruffled, black Louis Vuitton gown with Roger Vivier heels. Leighton Meester, in a sheer number from the Burberry Prorsum collection, donned suede and crystal Jimmy Choo sandals, while a pregnant Jane Krakowski dared sky-high satin pumps by Casadei that peeked out from her side-slit Badgley Mischka dress. Heidi Klum arrived in head-to-toe Marc Jacobs, with crooner husband Seal.
Michelle Trachtenberg paired her red mini dress with deep purple Stuart Weitzman peep-toe pumps, while Emma Roberts wore Brian Atwood’s silver Maniac pumps with a white, above-the-knee look by Julien Macdonald.
And though Sofia Vergara, nominated for her role on “Modern Family,” kept her heels hidden under a red Vera Wang gown, she had footwear on the mind. She gushed to reporters on the red carpet about Reebok EasyTones, crediting the kicks as one of the many things keeping her fit.