Emma Watson wore an upcycled wedding gown to the Earthshot Awards

The London 2021 Earthshot Prize Award Ceremony

The Earthshot Prize Awards were held last night at Alexandra Palace. Guests were invited to attend in person if they were already in London (or close by), and instead of traveling long distances to attend, foreigners were asked to merely video-conference in, to avoid taking planes and such. People who attended in person were also asked to either recycle old fashion or wear some kind of sustainable fashion. Which is what Emma Watson did – she wore this Harris Reed ensemble which is technically new, but it was upcycled from old wedding gowns. Emma’s bell-bottoms are from the same designer, although I don’t know if they’re upcycled too. This was her first “event” appearance on a carpet in two years!

The London 2021 Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony

The London 2021 Earthshot Prize Award Ceremony

Emma Thompson also attended – Emma is quite cozy with the royal family, and she’s good friends with Prince Charles. I didn’t know she was involved with Keenshot or William. Hm.

The London 2021 Earthshot Prize Award Ceremony

Mo Salah, the Egyptian footballer who plays for Liverpool, also attended. He was a presenter.

The London 2021 Earthshot Prize Award Ceremony

And here’s Ed Sheeran performing on stage, and chatting with the Keens.

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  1. Kiera says:

    William looks like a Bond villain on vacation at his ski chalet

  2. Abby says:

    Not a dress over jeans again!! The 2000s are so back it’s not even funny!

    • Moxylady says:

      But it’s comfortable! When has women’s fashion been comfortable?!? That was like the last time. Low rise pants. Skinny jeans. Not comfortable. This is so good.

    • TabithaD says:

      I was only thinking she must’ve been freezing. A backless dress in mid-October!

  3. Becks1 says:

    Ed Sheeran is probably thinking – oh so you can show up for this but not for the EACH gala.

    I like Emma Watson’s look overall, I think? It’s a definite vibe but I think I like it. Emma Thompson looks great and yes, she’s chummy with Charles so I am sure she went as part of that friendship.

    • Mac says:

      Both Emmas have been environmental activists for many years.

    • goofpuff says:

      Yes, raising money for dying children for her EACH charity is too low brow for the Duchess of Cambridge. Even if all she had to do was go to a gala. I hope no one forgets what she did that had Ed Sheeran having to step in to save EACH.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      If I had Emma Thompson’s hair type I would go to my stylist and beg to get this hairstyle. So great!

  4. Sofia says:

    It’s not for me but Emma doesn’t look too bad. Again, not for me but to each their own I suppose. Emma looks quite good (think it’s the same suit she wore at her investiture with William so that’s the significance). Ed in general seems friendly enough with the royals.

    • MF1 says:

      I don’t really care for the dress over pants thing, but I think Emma looks pretty chic. Her wavy bob is really lovely.

    • TabithaD says:

      Wasn’t it Ed Sheehan who was “knighted” by Beatrice at one of her parties and got cut on the face by the sword? Yep, he’s definitely in their circle.

  5. MsIam says:

    Yikes! I guess I just don’t understand fashion anymore.

  6. Chlo says:

    I love Emma’s outfit!!

    • Monica says:

      I do, too. Our bench is not crowded. 😂

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      Love it–though the back feels too naked–I mean it gives me a yikes oh no feel. But I love it otherwise.

      Was there something else Emma Watson was supposed to be doing? People magazine is dubbing her appearance as “rare.” Did she duck out of promoting a project or something?

  7. Normades says:

    I like this. It’s Upcycled and original and Emma looks like she’s having fun.

  8. WintryMix says:

    I adore Emma’s look! It’s less flattering here than in some of the other photos I’ve seen elsewhere online for some reason. I think Harris Reed is a huge fashion talent. I’m wearing rings from his collaboration with Missoma right now and I love them so much.

  9. lemontwist says:

    I had never heard of Mo Salah before but wow, he’s gorgeous and looks great in that tux.

    Emma Watson’s look seems like kind of a wreck but I blame it on the pants. The geometry feels really weird with the top jutting out on the left side and then the flare of the bell bottoms. You have a lace & tulle top, microsuede (?) pants, and then some kind of industrial rubber shoe? I think this could’ve totally worked if she’d gone with cigarette slacks and stilettos. You know homegirl has got to have some of those in her closet .

    • smee says:

      I agree – the shape of the bell bottoms doesn’t work with the top. I don’t hate the top either, but it doesn’t fit that well at the back.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Finally, somebody other than me noticed Emma’s shoes! Those are hideous, and I’m a ‘comfortable shoe’ girl. I don’t think my legs are strong enough to pick these up & actually walk in them.

  10. Julia K says:

    Don’t see a lot of heavy hitters on the guest list.

  11. Eve says:

    Emma Watson’s dress is atrocious!

    Jesus, what an eyesore…

  12. Shawna says:

    So much upcycled high fashion is deliberately made to look like an adaptation. It would be more impressive to make a dress that looked specially made and then reveal it was upcycled. That makes it seem more doable on a daily basis.

    • AmB says:

      @Shawna – I agree. I don’t think “upcycle” is meant to be a synonym for “raid the dumpster and make it really obvious you did so”.

      This seems really performative, as in wearing a costume, rather than sustainable, which I think is more to your point.

  13. Amy Too says:

    Seems like the invitation wasn’t very clear about how formal and dressy this event was. We’ve got tuxedos next to turtle necks. Long goddess style gowns next to casual suits and tennis shoes. Maybe next time include something other than “upcylced” on the invitation. And it’s not like one could look to the hosts to see what to wear for next year. One is going to the bar at a ski resort in 1970 and one is going to the Oscars.

  14. ChattyCath says:

    Messy strange inappropriate clothes must be a ‘thing’. I often buy vintage as it’s much better made but I wear it as it was intended. Emma Watson wins the prize for Worst Dressed. That was what this award was about. No???

  15. SpankyB says:

    I’d wear Ed’s jacket.

  16. Case says:

    Emma Watson looks pretty. It’s not exactly my taste, but she has walked the walk for years in being environmentally conscious and I love that about her.

  17. Liz version 700 says:

    Kiera you nailed it! Perfect description

  18. ClaireB says:

    Thank you for the pictures of Mo Salah! Love him!

  19. MarcelMarcel says:

    Salah is such a talented hottie and it’s nice to seeing him out of his soccer uniform. My boyfriend is a Liverpool fan and loves Salah. I don’t get it, my preferred sports are things like figure ice skating and gymnastics.
    The BRF are being total hypocrites about climate change. But that’s life and it’s fun seeing red carpet fashion.
    Some soccer fans are *intensely* racist. Players like Salah are helping shift that narrative and inspiring the next generation of soccer players.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Love it. And so does she. Fun. Chic. Comfortable. Statement.

  21. Lila says:

    Emma Watson is adorable and it’s nice to see her again. Not a huge fan of ensemble…it looks like a first year student project more than anything truly transformative…but the message behind it is good.

  22. claire says:

    just here to show some mo salah appreciation 💖

  23. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    So instead of re-wearing something she already had, Watson took 10 dresses that could have gone to 10 other women, just to make one new dress for herself? And we’re supposed to believe the celebrities attended this thing for the “environment,” and not just to self-congratulate themselves? Riiiight.

    • Courtney B says:

      In fairness, unless Emma said she wanted a dress made out of ten wedding dresses, it was the designer who did that. And we don’t know what conditions the dresses were in to begin with. The could’ve had parts that were frayed or stained or ripped. And if he’s someone who regularly does upcycled fashion then I’m glad he’s getting attention.

  24. iconoclast59 says:

    Is it just me, or does Emma Thompson look Hillary Clinton-adjacent in that pantsuit?

    • Rea says:

      LoL 😂😂😂😂😂 Your comment definitely made me laugh. It’s true though the haircut gave me Clinton vibes.

  25. Ann says:

    I agree with those who said Emma’s outfit needed a slim pant. I know they’re going wide in both tops and bottoms these days, but I think one should be wide and the other fitted, whichever way. That top with simple pencil pants and a strappy high heel, maybe? Or a bell-bottom with a fitted top. This is too much.

    I like Emma Thompson’s hair, but not her outfit. That footballer looks….very good indeed.

  26. sashay away says:

    Both Emmas look stunning! Emma Thompson is always a delight (remember when she withdrew her signature from the Polanski petition and apologized? WHAT A QUEEN) and Emma Watson has this resting b!tchface syndrome thing going on (girl, me too) but I will always love her for being one of the first white women in Hollywood (of her generation) to speak for social issues and proudly call herself a feminist.

    Both Emmas are invited to the cookout lmao