Monday 16 January 2017

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

Published 08/07/2011 | 10:12

From left: Emma Watson and Cher
From left: Emma Watson and Cher

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

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Best dressed: Emma Watson

What would Hermione say?! Actually we think that she’d secretly approve of her alter ego’s magical transformation from demure schoolgirl to grown-up glamour puss. It’s been 10 years since Harry’s pal made her first premiere clad in a fulllength, loose-fitting number as befitting her tender years.

In between shooting movies and studying at college, the 21-year-old has indulged her love of clothes — a lot.

She’s managed the impressive feat of (usually) shining on the red carpet, while also working that cool festival vibe. And it’s seriously paid off, with modelling stints for Burberry, collaborations with Alberta Ferretti and appearances as the face of Lancôme.

All that studying of fashion mags and catwalk shows has clearly been worth it. The actress has learned her lesson that you need more than a killer outfit when you’re out and about promoting your latest movie. She looks amazing at this photocall for HP7 Part 2 in a stunning black lace mini-dress teamed with Chanel heels. Grade: A plus

Worst dressed: Cher

When you’re appearing on the red carpet opposite the gorgeous Rosario Dawson, it’s only natural that you’d feel compelled to pull out all the stops.

In Cher’s case this means layers (and layers) of turquoise and brown necklaces, a silver handbag and blue-tinted sunglasses, not to mention a cowboy hat.

We’re trying really, really hard, but we can’t quite imagine how those accessories would work with, well any kind of outfit that wasn’t going to a fancy dress party as a magpie. But one thing we do know is that they certainly shouldn’t be teamed with truly unflattering too-wide trousers, an over-sized jacket and baaaad footwear.

Still, in fairness to Cher, her spotlightstealing strategy worked — unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. But in these days of Z-list wannabes, it is cheering to see a 64-year-old who is still determined to do it her own way.

Cher, we salute you (but we won’t ever dress like you . . .).

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