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Sunday 27 May 2018

Sandra Bullock’s Bertie Bassett moment

E-tailer Moda Operandi is stocking the dress at $9,995.
E-tailer Moda Operandi is stocking the dress at $9,995.
Sandra Bullock attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Olivia Bergin

With flashes of baby pink and blue, actress Sandra Bullock's Prabal Gurung Golden Globes frock was reminsicent of Bertie Bassett

If Bassetts' Liquorice Allsorts diversified into the world of high fashion, they would have more in common with New York Fashion Week designer Prabal Gurung than anyone might have previously imagined until last night's Golden Globes.


As best actress nominee Sandra Bullock made her grand entrance on the red carpet, her voluminous silk v-neck gown, with its blocks of vivid baby pink and blue upon black, had more in common with Bassetts' company mascot Bertie Bassett than her stylist Deb Waknin could have imagined.


Little-known in the US, the adorable Mr. Bassett, with his soft blue jelly pastille feet and round, pink face, is a much loved figure in popular culture, adorning packets of the Liquorice Allsorts confectionery.


Perhaps Nepalese-American designer Gurung, who has dressed Cate Blanchett, Zoe Saldana and our latest style crush, 12 Years a Salve star Lupita Nyong'o, was presented with a packet while designing his pre-fall 2014 collection, which Bullock and Waknin plucked the dress from. After all, Parisian stylist Carine Roitfeld does have a soft spot for good old Marks & Spencer's Percy Pigs.


If Bullock's cinched waist frock really tickles your appetite, then naturally its going to cost you more than a £1.49 pack of Liquorice Allsorts. E-tailer Moda Operandi is stocking the dress at $9,995 - or in foodie terms, 4,113 packets of our favourite sweets.

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