Marissa Gold, of stylelist.com, took Susan Sarandon to task for hitting the Red Carpet barefoot for the premiere of her new movie, “The Lovely Bones.” According to Gold, Sarandon needed some “funky python peep-toe sandals.”
Here’s a different idea: maybe Sarandon doesn’t need to torture her feet simply because some so-called fashion maven tries to apply social pressure. Maybe Sarandon is more sensible than Victoria Beckham.
USA Today is running a poll about Sarandon’s footwear choice (or, should we say, non-choice). So far it is running 73% in Sarandon’s favor.
What many of the stories don’t mention is that Peter Jackson is the director of the movie. Jackson is of course well-known for going barefoot a lot, and Sarandon went barefoot in homage to him, according to TVNZ. It should also be noted that New Zealand just isn’t as uptight about bare feet as the United States seems to be, so anybody who thinks this is shocking just needs to learn to be a bit more multi-cultural.
If folks seem to think that Sarandon still needed to gussy things up a bit, my suggestion is that a nice pearl ankle bracelet might have done nicely.