Tuesday 28 February 2017

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

Rowena Walsh

Rowena Walsh

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

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

Best and worst dressed: Emma Watson

Today is a truly momentous day for Emma Watson. We're absolutely sure she'll never forget it. And, to be honest, neither will we.

We know, of course, that the final episode of the seemingly endless Harry Potter saga is hitting cinema screens everywhere right now. But we don't concern ourselves with such trifling details.

We're all about the big picture, and today is the day that we bestow a unique accolade on Ms Watson.

Never in the history of Red Carpet Wrap has one person achieved it. And we doubt that it'll be repeated any time soon. We didn't make this decision lightly but, in view of the overwhelming evidence, it was impossible to do anything else.

So, drumroll please . . .

After a week in which she paraded from one red carpet to another wearing such fabulous labels as Rafael Lopez, Elie Saab, Prada and Balmain, the wannabe style icon with the most amazing contacts book in the fash biz is our best-dressed and our worst-dressed . . .

It seems that Hermione's magic spell simply wasn't powerful enough to survive a week of premieres. And we had such high hopes when we first spied her in a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta number at the start of the HP transatlantic fashion show.

The actress looked as if she stepped right out of a fairytale in the intricate tulle dress. We don't mind admitting that we were jealous, very jealous.

But there was no happily ever after when she wore Bottega Veneta in New York later in the week.

She was clearly aiming for sexy and edgy, but the too-tight bodice is actually seriously unflattering, with the double whammy of making her appear both flat-chested and in need of a stomach crunch or two.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the strangely draped material, which looks like it was hastily tacked on to what was originally designed as a skin-tight, slutty mini-dress, makes her resemble one of those unloved Quality Street sweets.

Sometimes, it's a cruel, cruel world, even if you are a 21-year-old with millions in the bank.

Irish Independent

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