This is the story of a one-woman fashion 360. Emma Watson, you stealthy style goddess, we salute you.
Oh, how cruel puberty can be. We can only thank God our’s wasn’t televised. Imagine if that outfit you’d worn aged fourteen to your cousin’s wedding was on record? Doesn’t bear thinking about does it? Well, Emma Watson’s every style move on the red carpet has been monitored and she’s come a long way. Gone are the boot cuts, micro fleeces, feather boas and snakesin boots of 2003 (we’ve all been there): enter the couture Dior and the made-to-measure Rodarte.
Here’s a run down of the Emma Watson’s finest red carpet looks:
1. The Burberry mini dress
This frock signaled the beginning of Watson’s fashion takeover. It was 2009 and already she was the face of Burberry. We should have realised then that this was a major turning point. This little cocktail number was embellished, gold, tiny and custom-made by Christopher Bailey.
2. That Oscar de la Renta gown
For the premiere of the final Harry Potter film in 2011, Emma Watson stepped things up. Wearing a grey, tulle Oscar de la Renta gown, she looked every inch the old-school siren. It wasn’t just a new dress Emma was trying out, though, her pixie crop had us rushing to book a hair appointment. Hermione, who?
Stepping away from the Harry Potter franchise Emma starred in the off-beat Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012. For the premiere she plumped for an impossibly chic couture Dior creation. A black ensemble that appeared to be a mini-cocktail dress over tailored trousers. It was edgy and experimental, but undeniably classic, and SO ahead of the curve (skirts over trousers are back for 2014 FYI).
4. That Balenciaga crop
What did Emma wear to the GQ Man of The Year Awards? A look so fierce it would have most men quivering, of course. Embracing the midriff trend she worked an architectural Balenciaga crop top, loose black trousers and barely-there make up.
5. Watson goes punk
For the punk themed Met Ball in 2013, Emma left the theatrics to Sarah Jessica Parker et al and donned her most revealing look yet: a slashed Prabal Gurung gown that screamed grown-up style. Watson’s takeover was in full swing.
6. Dress-over-trousers: The sequel
Emma took a real risk at a huge awards ceremony… and it worked. In a see of prom queen style gowns, Emma stood out in a Dior masterpiece. A slashed up backless dress over perfect black cigarette trousers, with a clashing cobalt court, proved Emma Watson’s credentials as a fashion crusader.
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For the premiere of Noah last month Emma chose a white Ralph Lauren gown with a minimalist high-neck inspired by the 90s. A perfectly relaxed updo, floating jewels and white stiletto made this picture perfect. Dull on anyone else, cutting edge on the Watsmeister.
You’ve got to see Emma Watson’s full style history here. Incredible!