Emma Watson Makes Strides for Gender Equality in Dior

The actress dressed the part to deliver an impressive speech at the U.N. over the weekend.
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The actress dressed the part to deliver an impressive speech at the U.N. over the weekend.
Photo: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Photo: Steve Sands/Getty Images

We've said it before and we've said it again: Emma Watson can do it all. The Brown University graduate is not only a wildly talented actress and a frequent contender for best dressed lists all over the world, she's also an activist, and as part of her duties as the United Nations Women's Goodwill ambassador, she gave a moving speech on feminism in New York over the weekend that had the Internet (us included) very impressed. 

To launch the new HeForShe initiative that aims to end gender inequality, Watson got personal about her experiences with sexism and speaking about feminism, telling the audience, "I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating ... if there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." She also shared anecdotes about her youth, including that she was called “bossy” when she wanted to direct her school plays, something that never happened to her male counterparts.

While Watson's speech was awe-inspiring on its own, the Dior coat dress she wore while delivering it was equally splendid. The silver, asymmetrical dress from Raf Simons's resort 2015 collection for the house was a touch conservative, but still youthful and modern — especially paired with a metallic silver belt and a dainty hand chain and jewels by Eva Fehren. She kept her beauty look similarly simple, save for a very fall-appropriate berry lip. We're not sure if the multi-talented Watson will ever do a career 180 and run for a government office, but if she does, we already know she can dress (and act) the part.