Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta at ‘Potter’ premiere: perfect princess style?


New photos! Happening right now – the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, in London. The star of the red carpet? Of course, it’s Emma Watson, in her absolutely gigantic Oscar de la Renta ball gown. What’s with all of the princess-styles today? Anne Hathaway and now Emma. Emma is young enough to pull off the princess thing without it going “sickly sweet” in my opinion. I like the De la Renta – I think it would be better for an awards ceremony, but considering this is the last world premiere of one of the biggest franchises the world has ever seen, it’s totally appropriate to go all out for the red carpet. Honestly, this looks like something Penelope Cruz would attempt, and although I love Penelope, it’s better on a young girl.


What do you think of Emma’s hair? I feel like it’s at an awkward stage. Some will say that it’s super-fashionable and cute and even rocker-chic. It just looks awkward to me, though.


The “other” star of the red carpet? Helena!!!! God bless her. I love her so much. I’m assuming the dress is Vivienne Westwood, but lord knows who did the fascinator.


And lastly, we have a little Tom Felton, for those of you who get hot for him. I could see it.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. jen says:

    Wholesome & lovely. Nice to see young people like this.

  2. almond says:

    That is a LOT of dress. The hair is at an awkward stage, but it looks ok. It’s just too bad that it doesn’t go at all with the princessy look of the gown.

  3. mia girl says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Emma’s dress.

  4. Rita says:

    Someone needs to tickle Emma before every red carpet walk. She’s so lovely but never beams a smile.

  5. Rachel says:

    I like the dress. I wish she had something sparkly in her hair though. I jeweled clip or something.

  6. Cheyenne says:

    Love the haircut and the earrings, can’t stand the dress.

  7. ladybert62 says:

    The dress is a little tooooo much – I like her hair and Helena is Helena with quite a fun purse!

  8. original kate says:

    emma looks adorable. so does HBC, actually – god i love her.

  9. dr.bombay says:

    Love the dress on her. That being said, I don’t think anyone could wear it as successfully as Emma did. She’s one of those girls, soon to be woman, who can wear pretty much anything and pull it off.

  10. Ashley says:

    “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” (J.K. Rowling 7/7/11)

  11. Eleonor says:

    No. It looks too Barbie-sque to me.

  12. ZenB!tch says:

    I may be alone but while I love the dress, Emma looks like a boy with that hair, totally ruins it for me.

    Helena is almost normal. I’m quite upset. ;-) If she took that horrid orange flower off her head, she would be positively elegant. Is she OK?

    Oooh! Did her fugly but beloved hubby show up. I <3 Tim Burton even though I can barely stand to look at him.

  13. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Emma looks like she stepped in a box of Kleenex tissues.

  14. fee says:

    Thank you for the Tom Felton. I’ve been kind of obsessed with him since the first HP movie came out.

  15. Kaboom says:

    That dress looks like something you could dust the room with.

  16. yepp says:

    where the fuck is HARRY!!!!

  17. My Darling Pinkett says:

    I just watched the live premiere (not the movie, the red carpet, hehe), and it was great. It was quite moving. My mom was crying a little bit.

    I’m not crazy about Emma’s dress, but it’s okay. I’m a little underwhelmed by it. And the hair is at an awkward stage, but it doesn’t look awful.

  18. PrettyLights says:

    Love me some HBC, and she always has the tackiest purses on purpose but pulls it off. Emma looks good, the dress is cute for her age and those earrings are adorable with it. I agree about her hair though, it’s not really doin it for me but she does have a great face for short hair.

  19. Patricia says:

    EWs dress looks like a shredded pigeon and her hair is a vision of Keith Urban.
    And yes, she looks as uncomfortable as ever. Which makes it hard for me to even look at her.

    HBC looks nice although a little tame.
    I love that she has attitude to spare though!
    Hopefully some will rub off on Emma.

  20. Nanea says:

    HBC and her Glamour Girl handbag! ♥ ♥ ♥

    I’m so sad it’s over, well, it’ll be over next week after the whole family was watched the final installment.

    *wipes away tear*

  21. madpoe says:

    my intial response of Emma’s dress was “awww” then I thought it kinda looks like a tissue box exploded? However, liked her makeup.

  22. Camille says:

    Both ladies look lovely. <3 them.

    I am so glad that Emma is growing out her hair (or at least I hope she is!).

  23. benny says:

    This is one of HBC’s better looks. I get that she wants to be different, but too often she ends up looking like a child who is starved for attention jumping up and down shouting “look at me!” But THIS dress is just different enough without it turning into a cry for attention. I like it.

    Watson is a pretty girl, but I don’t care for all the pouffy-ness, even on younger girls.

  24. Lady D says:

    I cannot friggin wait for this movie. Just can’t wait. I will also be watching it on the biggest drive-in screen in North America. This baby is 50′ x 120′, and the drive-in is so much fun. Not to mention being able to smoke (outside the car of course) You can bring your own popcorn, pop, blanket, chairs, hell some people bring couches to sit on. Back the truck up, fill it with kids, ya good times.
    “Helena is almost normal. I’m quite upset. ” Ditto. And like another poster said, where the fuck is Harry?

  25. LittleMissSunshine says:

    Is it just me or is Tom Felton giving off a bit of a Sean Penn vibe? Ick!

  26. BW says:

    Where is Harry? He’s on Broadway, working.

  27. Rita says:

    @Lady D

    Sounds like you won’t be “neckin” with your man in the back seat. Have a great time. Stuff 10 of your friends in the trunk with a cooler full of tequila shooters.

  28. Stef says:

    Her biggest problem is she forever looks 10 years old. She has an incredibly young face, and not in an attractive way, per se, but in a “you’ll get cared until you’re 45″ way.

    Also, really thin eye lashes. Bitch needs some good mascara and or falsies. Might help.

  29. juju says:

    Anne Hathaway looks like a fairy princess because the picture was taken at :

    “The White Fairy Tale Love Ball” at the Chateau de Wideville in Crepieres in France.

  30. Judy says:

    Emma looks lovely…and I love her hair because I have exactly the same hairdo, except that my bangs are longer. Ha.

  31. taxi says:

    Emma looks good! The frilly, non-strapless dress offsets the haircut & minimal makeup keeps it all tasteful. Fussy hair would have been too youthful & a very tailored outfit would have looked too severe or butch.

  32. Nanea says:

    BTW, DanRad was there for the premiere, I just saw photos of Emma, Rupert and him on another site.

  33. Lady D says:

    Rita the website for the Starlight Drive-in states that you can bring as many people as can fit in the trunk as long as they don’t get out and watch. Babies under 3 are free if they promise to close their eyes. You also need to go without kids (good luck with that)to neck. Awful as this sounds, I forgot all about necking at the drive-in. LOL I must change this!
    It costs $10 per person, 12 and under $6. You get 2 movies for that price and the comfort of your own vehicle. A large popcorn with large pop and 1 free refill of each is $9. Paul claims to have the cheapest concession prices ever. Can’t argue. The only downside to the drive-in is the fact that it’s not dark till 10:00. Makes for late nights.

  34. TL says:

    Wake me when emma starts getting praise for her acting

  35. mary simon says:

    Love the dress- appropriate for her and the occasion- looks just right on her – I like the elfin hair, too -suits her delicate features.

  36. Lady D says:

    Isn’t Emma’s hair the perfect length for what is known as pin curls? As I understand it you take wet hair and curl it then hold it in place with a bobby pin until dry. Fluff and you’re good to go. Am I wrong? Does anyone know how to make pin curls?

  37. hoganbcmj says:

    That dress on Emma is effing GORGEOUS. 10 out of 10 in my opinion. And the hair looks good too.

  38. KV says:

    Was Rickman there? I wanna see Snape!

  39. Brooklyn says:

    Ha Emma’s “transition” hair reminds me of Shane from the L-Word a bit. I still give her props for owning it though.

    And I think Tom Felton is finally out of his transition because hot DAMN he looks good out of nowhere! He did go through a really extended awkward phase…

  40. anon says:

    Actually if you see the pictures of Emma W. signing autographs on the red carpet, the hair is completely pixie-ish and adorable from the side.

  41. lu says:

    Her dress looks dirty and her hair is terrible. She is so dull, hopefully this will be the last we see of her.

    I don’t get the HP thing at all, why are the crowd all adults??

  42. The real Jenny says:

    So here’s my question. Do they actually sit in a movie theater and watch the movie at these premieres? Because there is no way that dress is going to fit into one if the seats they have at my movie theater! Totally gorgeous Emma is, as always.

  43. S says:

    Love the skirt of Emma’s dress, it’s beautiful. I think it would have been a little better overall if it had sleeves – perhaps done in the same style as the skirt? Just little ones, no longer than her elbow. As it is, the top is much too blah and doesn’t balance out. Her hair is cute, but definitely looked better when she first had it done. But she looks very pretty as usual, and I think the whole look is totally appropriate for the LAST EVER PREMIERE OF THE LAST EVER INSTALMENT AND DEAR GOD MY LIFE IS OVER I DON’T WANT IT TO END SOB WAIL :(

    Helena is a fabulous gorgeous delicious sensational bitch. Love her.

    And oh em freakin’ gee thankyou for including Tom! I do prefer him when he’s in costume a la Draco, but he’s such a sweetie in real life and THOSE EYES sweet merlin they do things to me…

  44. jemshoes says:

    Love Emma and HBC – they both look very comfortable and confident in their gowns, and being confident has got to be the best red-carpet look for anyone and everyone.

    Emma’s got such a lovely face: cute at some angles – yet really pretty and mature at other angles. She can wear a lot of hairstyles.

  45. TL says:

    Make up. google emma-pittsburgh candids and she looks different. Still ok but she wears high end make-up for the film industry. They all do. Its a trick and those camera help too.

  46. AhngeZoie says:

    simply lovely… they got oscar de la renta jr ambassador alright~

  47. leelee says:

    I want to know what that guy’s sign says in the first photo. “Rainy nights…u my letter”??? Um, how old is he? I hope he’s holding it for his daughter or something….

  48. Lia says:

    I can’t believe all these kids are grownups now!

  49. Angel says:

    Oh, Tom. *sigh and stare* I love this boy with a tan. Those eyes are too incredible.

    And, wow … I actually think Emma looks kinda awful. This is a total first for me, I am not always crazy about her choices but I have never outright thought she looked bad. She just looks so bland and … shapeless, and boring. I do not like this look one bit, not the hair, the dress, the makeup … I can’t believe she fashion-failed at THE MOST IMPORTANT event of her career thus far. wtf, Emma!?

    ETA: Oh! I’ve just realized, Emma is wearing a Periwinkle Blue fluffy/’floaty’ gown, just as Hermione is described as wearing to the Yule Ball. In fact, this is precisely how I pictured it when JKR described it. This must be a sort of goodbye/homage to her character. That makes it much, much more forgivable and sweet, actually. :)

  50. Lady D says:

    lu, read the books and you won’t have to ask why there are so many adults there.

  51. Laura says:

    HBC Forever!
    And yes, I am once again hot for Tom Felton, thanks Kaiser, I thought I was over him because of his recent appearences but NO.

  52. Olga says:

    Dress, hair and earrings are so nice! I Like it alot!