“Maybe I would never have been this interested in fashion if I hadn’t played that role for so long and sometimes felt so constrained by being identified with her so much...I mean, I just wasn’t allowed to do anything: wasn’t allowed to cut my hair, put on nail varnish, tan, wear a bra that made my boobs in any way look [larger], have any flesh showing, wear any makeup when I was playing Hermione. I always had to back-comb my hair — ‘She looks too pretty, take down the blush or the mascara, take it off.’ Fashion was my rebellion.”
The Best Looks From Emma Watson's Harry Potter Press Tour
Thank goodness the new Harry Potter movie is out soon. Not because I can't wait to be at the theater on midnight the night it opens with my cape and quaffle (not that I'm judging--I have played quidditch before and capes are totally in), but because it means Emma Watson, in all her sartorial splendor, is tearing up the red carpet to promote it. Watson and her new mod 'do have designers clamoring to dress her. At the NYC premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I last night Watson wore custom Calvin Klein Collection. She's been sticking to black on the red carpet--in a one-shouldered velvet Vionnet and a lace mini by Rafael Lopez. At Heathrow airport, en route to the NYC premiere, Watson wore a Burberry Bespoke trench--she's got one with black leather sleeves and one with studded sleeves--and she was the very first person to step out in one. "That's London done, now off to New York! Wearing my favourite trench that Christopher Bailey @Burberry designed for me. Love it!" she tweeted. And appearance after appearance, whether she's in a stunning black dress on the red carpet, wrapped up in a Burberry Bespoke trench, or rushing to the Late Show in a baggy gray sweater over a plaid button down, she looks flawless. She might just pull this Alberta Ferretti designer collab off. Take a look. What's your favorite?