The location: The Los Angeles premiere of movie John Carter.
The star: Helen Mirren
The motivation: Something has gone awry in the wardrobe department thanks to a combination of clashing red and pink colour blocking and an oddly unflattering braided up-do.
Further direction would reference the sadness of such a shiny pair of nude tights and the incongruity of the warm pink cardie which is smothering a perfectly nice dress.
It's not a particularly dreadful look, by any means, but it's still a miss - and the fact that it comes from a usually-stylish source is making us a tad sad.
More red dresses like Helen's below: