(Getty) Georgina Chapman (Bauer Griffin)
Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman
and actress Helena Bonham Carter
have two very different approaches to the red carpet. While Chapman is all sophistication, elegance and polish, Carter tends to veer towards the whimsical and unrepentantly individual. But the pair stuck by each other's sides at the 2011 Golden Globes—apparently Ms. Chapman is quite charmed by the much-acclaimed actress, who wore mismatched shoes to the event.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar,
Chapman, 34, called Bonham Carter "a genius who made [her Golden Globes] evening so much fun. And why not wear two different colored shoes?"
It was another another fortuitous seating arrangement that kick-started Chapman's fashion label years before. Georgina revealed that the late Isabella Blow asked to borrow one of her first designs—a backless corset dress—after she spotted Chapman wearing it to a London party. "Then she introduced us to the Swarovski family, and it just started happening."Browse Georgina Chapman's latest looks (click any photo):