Actress Naomi Watts took almost a decade to decide on whether to take up – or take on – the role of playing Princess in a Hollywood biopic. After all, playing an internationally adored icon is no easy feat and bound to be plagued with a bucket-load of criticism. But the fashion team isn’t here to judge Watts’ British accent or talk about how genuine her prosthetic nose looked for the part, we’re here to discuss her red carpet looks throughout this bound-to-be-very-high-profile promo tour. Her stylist Jeanann Williams, will no doubt have been gearing up for this series of events for quite some time…
Naomi Watts wearing Versace for the London premiere of 'Diana' [Rex]
For last night’s premiere in our fair capital, Aussie-Brit Naomi chose a stunning white Versace gown to style out the balmy evening. It was sexy with a thigh-slit, body-skimming cut and cheeky key-hole neckline, but elegant and modern too. Watts went down a path well trodden – pairing black heels with her gown. We would’ve preferred to see something slightly more delicate, preferably not in a satin, and sans a platform. However, Chopard jewels were a dazzling choice.
Naomi's after party choice was an LBD from Saint Laurent and a Tod's Signature hard-case clutch [Getty]
At the ‘Diana’ after party Watts swapped to the other side of the monochrome spectrum, wearing a black mesh polka-dotted mini dress from Saint Laurent – further adding to the roster of A-list ladies choosing Hedi Slimane’s LBDs for important after-dark moments.
Over the past few week’s we’ve also seen 44 year old Naomi looking ultra-chic in some oxblood-leather pants with a black blazer for a dinner in London’s Mayfair, as well as another white frock – albeit it flirty, shorter and cuter for a photocall in Los Angeles.
Naomi chooses white again for a photocall in L.A. then leathers up in London [Rex]
Naomi’s style may not be radically ground-breaking, but she’s approachably well-dressed, a grown-up girl who anyone can pretty much relate to with her bare-faced makeup, undone hair and subtle sartorial choices. No wonder she was so pestered to play Diana.