Marc Jacobs reveals his new muse

Marc Jacobs reveals his new muse
Marc Jacobs reveals his new muse. Fashion's unlikely new muse: Helena Bonham Carter is the new face of Marc Jacobs. She may be known for being more shabby than chic but it seems Helena Bonham Carter is a hit with the fashion industry. The actress has joined the ranks of Victoria Beckham, Dakota Fanning and Sofia Coppola to become the latest face of U.S label Marc Jacobs.Pictured wearing a futuristic nude dress and polka-dot tights, the kooky King's Speech star posed for the campaign shot by photographer Juergen Teller.

The choice may seem like an odd one, especially as Helena is a devoted Vivienne Westwood fan, but perhaps talks began after Jacobs dressed the actress for the Sagg awards. Either way, Helena has always divided critics with her whacky sense of fashion. But her mismatched style earned her a place on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List last year.

The Harry Potter star, 44, who counts Marie Antoinette as one of her style icons, told the New York Daily News: 'It was a triumph!

'It made me laugh because I thought it was a joke when I found out.

'But when I saw the article, I thought, "Oh, the photos they've chosen are as bad as the ones they print when I'm worst dressed."'

Fans of her acting will soon be able to catch her in the latest installment of Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.