For someone not even nominated for an award at this year’s Golden Globes, 23-year-old Emma Watson still owned the red carpet Sunday night with a surprising outfit.
What the former “Harry Potter” star was wearing cannot actually be called a dress, though it certainly looked it from the start. At first, it appeared to be a very safe outfit, one that young stars who are still learning their own sense of style go with to be part of the A-list crowd but to not step outside of its boundaries. The bright red Dior Couture dress had a high waist sash cinched with a bow in the front, with a crew neck and short sleeves. The gown draped all the way to the floor, with Watson’s dark blue pumps barely peeking out from under the bottom of it. It appeared that everything was covered, which was odd for the fashion-conscious Watson, who grew up under the spotlight and has been to her fair number of red carpet events.
However, when Watson struck a pose for the cameras, it became apparent that her dress had a high slit reaching to mid-thigh. But there wasn’t any skin showing; instead, a pair of black satin trousers were on display. As she turned, Watson finally flashed some skin, revealing that the dress-pants combo was nearly entirely backless, aside from the sash atop her waist. From the back, the tight trousers showed off her legs and derriere, as well as her high Roger Vivier Ergo Sexy heels.
This is quite the fashion statement from Emma Watson as she proved that pants can be perfectly acceptable wear to such a red carpet event as the Golden Globes. Not many celebrities could pull off owning such a trend. In addition to her attire, Watson also sported a Mise en Dior pearl earring in a single ear, perhaps revealing how her role in Sofia Coppola’s latest film “The Bling Ring” may have rubbed off on her. The film has a group of teens from LA robbing the houses of celebrities and stealing designer items such as jewelry and clothes.
Watson’s down-to-earth nature, similar to the attitude that has made Jennifer Lawrence such a fan favorite, also ruled during her arrival in LA. The British star was seen coming into LA with a huge slice of greasy pepperoni pizza, something that some red carpet stars wouldn’t dare to eat, much less in public.
This comes after last Monday’s vacation to the Caribbean with her new beau Matt Janney, where Watson showed off her toned bikini body on Jan 6. Watson sported a simple black two-piece to Janney’s green shorts and the two enjoyed a romantic and carefree getaway, swimming in the ocean together as well as hanging out on the beach. Janney was reportedly quite protective of the star, often putting his arm around her and kissing her forehead. It is believed the pair began dating after Watson was seen rooting Janney on in the stands of a varsity rugby match between Cambridge and Oxford Universities in Twickenham Stadium in London in December.
Though Watson’s rep hasn’t officially confirmed the relationship between Janney and Watson, it was easily apparent to anyone who saw the pair on vacation this past week that sparks are flying. Janney did not attend the awards night as Watson’s date, however, leaving Emma Watson to own the Golden Globes red carpet in style by herself.
By Marisa Corley