Since making her screen debut as teacher’s pet Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter film aged just 11, Emma Watson has gone on to establish herself as one of Britain’s most bankable acting talents. Plus, her extra-curricular efforts in support of environmental causes and gender equality are nothing short of impressive. Her red-carpet looks, meanwhile, are often as compelling as her movie roles.
Watson has pulled off some memorable ensembles over the years, from turning heads in a midriff-baring Balenciaga look at the GQ Awards the year she was named Woman of the Year, to wearing vintage Jean Paul Gaultier way before the likes of Kendall Jenner at the British Academy Children’s Awards. Not forgetting, of course, her recent decision to team Schiaparelli with skinny jeans at couture fashion week.
Below, see all of the Emma Watson looks that have caused a stir.
11 November 2010
Giving edgy, goth-girl energy in a vintage Rafael Lopez dress with feathered skirt details.
30 November 2003
As she was rising to fame, Emma scored this vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress from the spring/summer 1994 collection.
4 July 2022
Making headlines by wearing skinny jeans to haute couture fashion week.
12 March 2022
In a daring, lingerie-inspired Nensi Dojaka minidress (autumn/winter 2022), with sheer thigh-high boots to match.
3 September 2013
Turning heads in a midriff-baring top and trouser combo – from Balenciaga’s resort 2014 collection – at the GQ Awards, where she won Woman of the Year.
6 May 2013
Wearing the cut-out dress trend way ahead of its time – in Prabal Gurung at the Met Gala.
17 October 2021
Waving the flag for sustainable fashion in an upcycled Harris Reed look at the Earthshot Prize ceremony.
22 September 2009
Dazzling in a Christopher Bailey-era Burberry party frock.
15 November 2010
It doesn’t get more classic Calvin Klein than this black slip, worn for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere in New York City.
6 September 2011
Leaning into the punk aesthetic in a plaid frock by McQ (autumn/winter 2011), and a black leather biker jacket.
11 July 2011
A surprising choice of strapless gown by Bottega Veneta at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiere.