20 September 2013 by

Emma Watson Does Red Carpet Test Runs Because It's So 'Nerve-Wracking'

Emma Watson attends the premiere of 'Boulevard' during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20th

Actress Emma Watson arrives for a dinner hosted by the Duke of Cambridge on May 13th in Windsor

Emma Watson in Ralph Lauren at the UK premiere of 'Noah' - March 31, 2014

Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta at the ‘Noah’ Premiere in New York – March 2014

Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta at the ‘Noah’ Premiere in New York – March 2014

Emma Watson in Saint Laurent at the Late Show with David Letterman in New York – March 2014

Emma Watson in Wes Gordon at the ‘Noah’ Premiere in Germany – March 2014

Emma Watson in Wes Gordon at the ‘Noah’ Premiere in Germany – March 2014

Emma Watson in Vera Wang at the Oscars in Hollywood – March 2014

Emma Watson in Theory at the InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes Awards Party in California – January 2014

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Emma Watson in Dior at Golden Globes - January 2014

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Emma Watson in Theory at Warner Bros and InStyle After Party - January 2014

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Emma Watson in J. Mendel at Gravity New York Premiere - 1 October 2

Emma Watson in Antonio Berardi at 'The Bling Ring' film photocall, Los Angeles, America - 05 Jun 2013

Emma Watson in Out of Print jumper, J Brand dress and K. Jacques sandals out and about in New York - 15 August 2013

Emma Watson in Roland Mouret bustier, Phillip Lim trousers and Salvatore Ferragamo heels at 'This Is The End' premiere - 3 June 2013

Emma Watson in Chanel at 'The Bling Ring' film premiere, 66th Cannes Film Festival - 16 May 2013

Emma Watson in Christopher Kane at 'The Bling Ring' film photocall, 66th Cannes Film Festival - 16 May 2013

Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung at Met Gala- 06 May 2013

Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto at the 39th People's Choice Awards, Los Angeles - 09 Jan 2013

Emma Watson in Maxime Simoens at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards - April 2013

Emma Watson at the 'Late Show with David Letterman', Sep 2012

Emma Watson at 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' LA premiere, Sep 2012

Emma Watson in Dior at The Perks Of Being A Wallflower London premiere, Sept 2012

Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto at the MTV Video Music Awards, Sept 2012

Emma Watson at the Lancome BAFTA event, Feb 2012

Emma Watson announced as new Lancome brand ambassador, Dec 2011

Emma Watson in Louis Vuitton at Art Talk, Oct 2011

Emma Watson in McQ at The GQ Men Of The Year Awards, Sept 2011

Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta at London premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, Nov 2011

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein at New York premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Nov 2010

Emma Watson at premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, London, Nov 2010

Emma Watson at Glastonbury, June 2010

Emma Watson in Burberry at the Met Ball, New York, May 2010

Emma Watson in Temperley at the Mrs Prada and Harvey Weinstein Party, Feb 2009

Emma Watson at Chanel's Paris-Londres 2007/8 Show, Dec 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix premiere, July 2007

Emma Watson at the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets premiere, Nov 2002

As we reported earlier this week, Livia Firth, Eco-Age Creative Director and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, has been persuading designers and A-listers to reconsider their sartorial choices in the limelight since 2009. She's already got Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep and Naomie Harris on board and during London Fashion Week, more designers signed up. We're talking everyone from Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham to Christopher Bailey, Christopher Kane and Erdem who created a collection of ethically-aware eveningwear, now available exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com. 

In celebration, this week’s issue of The Edit sees Emma Watson showcasing fabulous pieces created by these designers as part of the eco-friendly Green Carpet Challenge collection. The actress discusses fair trade and her passion for sustainable style, revealing she would love to wear more garments that are ethically sourced, but 'there aren’t enough options for me to be able to do that realistically.'

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Eco warrior: Emma Watson models the Green Carpet Challenge collection


Emma also discusses some of her more cringe-worthy red carpet outfits from those heady days of Harry Potter. 'There’s some stuff I think, "I never should have worn that!"'. In particular, the actress speaks about a frock she wore to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone back in 2001. 'It was a long, denim Kenzo dress, and these crazy fake-python boots. I loved it! You wouldn’t expect an 11-year-old girl to wear that. But I’ve always been adventurous.'

Since then, her style has come on leaps and bounds and she now triumphs on the red carpet thanks to frocks by Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. But Emma admits that she feels 'a lot of pressure' when getting ready for a glitzy event. 'You have to consider, "Will people see up my skirt? If a flash goes off, can you see through this?" So I’ll do a test sitting, a test standing... It’s nerve-wracking. People really scrutinize.'

As if the pressure wasn't enough, the star reveals it's an uncomfortable experience in more ways than one. 'My shoes are uncomfortable, I can’t breathe in the dress. I don’t compromise like that in my everyday style.' Either way, it sure pays off! For proof, check out Emma's style evolution in the gallery above...

Read the full interview with Emma Watson on www.net-a-porter.com


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