Emma Watson's performance in Beauty and the Beast has us wondering whether it might be time to bestow fairy-princess status on the actress, who has been capturing moviegoers' imaginations since she was ten years old. Her style has certainly evolved in a royal level over the years, as she's become a muse for the House of Dior and more.
Of course, everyone has to start from somewhere. And while Emma might be a little embarrassed at her first Harry Potter premiere outfit in 2001—are those boots purple snakeskin?—she certainly showed that she wasn't a cookie-cutter child star from the very beginning.
She had quite a fondness for cowboy boots in those early years, which kind of makes sense for an English child star dreaming of making her mark on Hollywood.
She weathered the key puberty years of 2003 to 2006 with playfulness and grace, staying age-appropriate and not trying to look older than she was.
A noticeable shift in sophistication characterized the red carpet fashion of her last few teenage years, such as with the William Tempest mini-dress she wore to the 2008 premiere of her animated film The Tale of Despereaux.
She couldn't decide between pants or a gown for the Golden Globes in 2010, but luckily Dior didn't make her choose, starting a new signature style. A pair of Roger Vivier pumps peep out from the back.
It's a look that she and Dior would play with for a few years. Not only does it create a striking silhouette—it's got to be comfy as all get out.
Calvin Klein Collection used recycled bottles to make her glorious black-and-white bustier, train and trousers for the 2016 Costume Institute Gala, taking the pants style to the next level.
But the embroidered Dior dress in which she accepted the Woman of the Year Award at this year's Elle Style Awards and the ethereal crepe Georgette silk Elie Saab gown that she wore to the Shanghai premiere of Beauty and the Beast solidify her princess status.
Now, who do we petition to make this princess thing happen IRL?
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