Helena Bonham Carter is new face of Marc Jacobs

Designer picks Brit for new campaign

"Harry Potter" actress Helena Bonham Carter is known for her wacky fashion style, wearing two different coloured shoes on the red carpet, John Lennon-style glasses and Victorian-inspired gowns, but this has not deterred American fashion designer Marc Jacob from working with her.

The New Yorker has in fact picked the actress to be the new face of his fashion line.

Jacobs has gone for non obvious models in the past, using Dakota Fanning, Victoria Beckham and film director Sofia Coppola in his campaigns.

In the new ads, shot by fashion photographer Juergen Teller, Bonham Carter is seen wearing a futurist pink dress, polka dot sheer tights and a hat that looks like the lid of a pan.