The actress stole the style spotlight at the New York City premiere of Beauty and the Beast

By Karen Mizoguchi
March 14, 2017 10:00 AM
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Emma Watson has looked undeniably spectacular throughout her entire Beauty and the Beast press tour, but she’s also gone decidedly sleek and minimalist (in addition to eco-friendly), denying us the one thing we truly want: a major princess moment, like the one Cinderella’s Lily James gave us for the film’s L.A. premiere.

Luckily, the latest Disney princess is in the business of making dreams come true. She attended an event at N.Y.C.’s Lincoln Center to talk to kids about her favorite subject (and Belle’s!): books. And she gave the kids a glimpse of that Disney magic, wearing a yellow Dior Haute Couture gown with a sweeping full skirt and draped neck that recalled the one (you know the one) in the film.

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That night, the actress unrang that particular Belle for the film’s Monday premiere, going back to her preferred dark color palette and streamlined styles for the movie’s big events. Her black Givenchy Haute Couture gown featured sheer paneling and pleated detailing along the bodice for a mix of texture with an added bonus of a sexy slit.

And if it wasn’t glamorous enough, Watson amplified the dramatic look with a bold red lip – likely one of the green brands she recently raved about.

Also in attendance at the premiere were other stars of Disney’s live-action adaptation, including Dan Stevens (wearing Givenchy), Audra McDonald, Sir Ian McKellen and Josh Gad.

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Before the evening’s event, Watson previewed the new Beauty and the Beast capsule collection with British designer Christopher Kane.

Following the lead of Watson’s eco-friendly sartorial choices, the range consists of 34 pieces with 2 ensembles validated under the GCC Principles of Sustainable Excellence, meaning it was ethically sourced using resources wisely to protect the planet.

The enchanted rose plays a pivotal role and was even developed into a photographic organza appliqué surrounded by a Swarovski crystal glow.

The collection hits select stores and online March 16, one day before the live-action Beauty and the Beast comes to the big screen. (And if you’re in the mood to shop Beauty and the Beast merch, we’ve got plenty of it here.)