Emma Watson in Chanel at the Cannes premiere: lovely or disappointing?

Ugh, this is kind of a let-down from Emma Watson, isn’t it? These are pics from last night’s Cannes Film Festival premiere of The Bling Ring. Emma wore… Chanel. But I really didn’t think it was Chanel at all before a looked it up because… this just doesn’t read like Chanel, right? The fit is off (especially in the bust), the darting looks cheap, and this whole endeavor looks like some just-starting-out designer’s throw-away. What are you doing, Karl Lagerfeld?! The one thing I like: there are little pouch pockets on the skirt. They’re not flattering, but I like the idea.

I really liked Emma’s photocall look – she wore a cute jewel-toned dress by Christopher Kane – and I thought her styling for that look was right-on too. Ladies, you can wear less makeup during the day. In fact, you SHOULD wear less makeup for day looks. But when you’re going to an evening event, especially when it’s the red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival, you can and should do a darker evening look with your makeup. I’m struggling to see if Emma even changed up her makeup at all from day to night – her skin looks beautiful and dewy, but she seems very “undone” for the red carpet.

During the press conference for the film, Emma was asked how she prepared for her role in The Bling Ring and she admitted: “I watched a lot of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Hills, and I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible. I didn’t want her to be just a parody. The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like.” Ha. She’s trying to be nice, isn’t she? She could have said, “I watching the Kardashian shows because they are the faces of vulgar famewhoring and materialism.”

Oh, and Sofia Coppola wore Louis Vuitton. I kind of love that Sofia wore a short(er) dress on the red carpet as opposed to some fancy gown. Sofia can pull it off.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Poke em all says:

    No i liked the crimson dress much better. oh and what’s up with those crazy trashy earings? wtf!

  2. Anna says:

    The dress is a disappointment, especially because I really loved it when Ems went BIG for the final Harry Potter promos. But she is still gorgeous and so well-spoken. Endless love. She’s totally on my ’5 celeb BFFs’ list.

  3. Lupe says:

    I think she looks great. Actually, from the group shot, it seems like everyone on that carpet looked great.

  4. misstressofsylar says:

    maybe she didn’t want to outshine the other girls as this is an ensemble film? OTH, that nude gown on one of her costars is gorgeous!

  5. Anna says:

    I love it. It’s not flashy but it’s classy and she looks gorgeous.

    I think Emma feels really self-conscious about how they’re doing the whole promo around her. She’s not the lead, she’s even said so on twitter that promo is being misleading, and that Katie Chang and Israel Broussard are the leads. Maybe that’s why she didn’t pick something WOW, because she wanted people to focus on the ensemble instead of ‘Look at Emma Watson the Harry Potter star who’s at Cannes!!!” which people are doing anyway.

  6. Jill says:

    There is something off about her. She is like old teen. There is no fun and craziness. She is so uptight.

  7. Angie says:

    I wonder if she didn’t want to attract too much attention as she is not the lead of the movie and she is already the most famous person on the red carpet. If it’s the case, I give her a lot of credits because a lot of actresses show up at premieres and try to steal the spotlight (when they are not even in the movie or only have a supporting role).

    • Hakura says:

      I’m majorly not into the outfit, but if you’re right about her intentions, I could really respect her for it. It would be a rare sign of class among popular young A-list actresses.

      • karmasabiatch! says:


        If that was indeed her intention, it was a very gracious thing for her to do.

        I loved this dress at first glance, thought it looked old school elegant with classic lines. Once I saw the closeups, I wasn’t thrilled with the poor fit or the tatty looking sequiny top. Emma is lovely as always, though.

  8. H says:

    It kind of looks like the dress Jennifer Lawrence wore at the VF Oscar party.


    JLaw could actually fill her dress out.

  9. Faye says:

    I think she looks cute, and she always seems very professional and normal, which I appreciate in an actress.

    It’s just -don’t kill me, fans- she seems so blah to me. I honestly don’t see her as having any charisma or much acting talent at all.

  10. lady mary. says:

    i like her ,she is sensible and balanced

  11. Vickyb says:

    Looks like they agreed to go in black and white so as not to upstage each other, it being an ensemble piece, and then one of the girls went rogue with the nude colour!

  12. MisJes says:

    I agree Kaiser, it’s not a great dress. It’s ill-fitted, the little strap across the back looks odd and the skirt doesn’t fit her properly.

    And the same old boring hair and make-up. Yawn.

    Even if you did want to tone your look down as not to overshadow the rest of the cast, this isn’t how you do it.

  13. Hakura says:

    I agree with MisJes – “…it’s not a great dress. It’s ill-fitted, the little strap across the back looks odd and the skirt doesn’t fit her properly. And the same old boring hair and make-up. Yawn.

    Her skin did look beautiful, though. I also thought she should have included some sort of necklace (I’ve noticed a lot of ‘fore-going’ in the necklace department, lately…)

  14. Maya Dragunova says:

    I want Emma Watson to marry Benedict Cumberbatch. Comment.

  15. Yi says:

    I actually really love it! I’d wear it if I could. Anyone else think this movie looks interesting?

  16. Auj says:

    Beautiful. Simple and lovely.
    An example to anyone.

  17. Simone says:

    I love it! There’s nothing more perfect for Cannes than a black and white Chanel gown. The French are not about trying too hard. Much better than tacky Eva Longoria looks.

  18. xxx says:

    Stand up STRAIGHT Emma!!! She needs some lessons from Rosie H-W. Seriously, good posture makes alllll the difference!