YNS Does a Double Take on Anna Paquin at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Anna Paquin loves to wear black heels on the red carpet so I didn’t think much of it when she wore these seemingly simple chunky black velvet pumps to the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last Sunday:

Anna Paquin

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin, in a Monique Lhuillier laser-cut shredded skirt dress, attends the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood on February 27, 2011

But it was that last picture in the photo series above that made me reconsider and do a double take. We’re trained to spot even the most minute shoe details here on Your Next Shoes and that hint of red peeking out from behind Anna Paquin’s heel was a promise of much better things beneath the surface.

I wasn’t disappointed. My quick research brought me these from-the-back pictures of Anna Paquin at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and as soon as I laid eyes on these, I immediately regretted my initial disregard for Anna Paquin:

That red bow running down the back of the heel of Anna Paquin’s pumps is a detail that’s unmistakably Brian Atwood.

That red bow running down the back of the heel of Anna Paquin’s pumps is L-O-V-E.

Sigh.

Anna Paquin’s pumps are the Brian Atwood Donna ribbon-embellished platform pumps from the Fall 2010 collection. The black patent leather version of these retailed online for as much as over $700 when they were available. You can browse more recent releases from Brian Atwood at Shopbop and Neiman Marcus.

Credit: Ian Wilson/WENN

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