Emma Watson’s New Day

by Amanda Foreman | photographed by Mario Testino

It’s the pixie-cut hair and flawless skin that give her away. Emma Watson is dressed unobtrusively in a cotton flower-print French Connection dress and beige sandals, but she is unmistakable. Fans have accosted her five times in the past half hour alone. Today is the actress’s twenty-first birthday, and she is determined to spend it as she pleases—which means a leisurely mid-morning latte followed by a stroll through the Joan Miró exhibition at London’s Tate Modern.

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Watson’s gamine beauty is offset by a Tom Ford gold chain-mail top. Undercover skirt with brass feather overlay. Louis Vuitton clutch.


“I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times,” she says. “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about”


Watson in an Aquilano.Rimondi dress. Alexander McQueen nude jewel-encrusted thigh-high boots. Solange Azagury-Partridge rings.

On actor Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. Tom Ford cummerbund. Alexander McQueen pants.


With three British performers on the rise.

On Emma: Dolce & Gabbana dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge ring.

From left: On Luke Treadaway: Thom Browne. New York jacket and pants. Charvet shirt. Dolce & Gabbana bow tie. On Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. On Jeremy Irvine: Brooks Brothers jacket and bow tie. Prada shirt. Shot on location at the Hartnell Suite at Juicy Couture London


“She can dig deep to find an emotion,” says director David Yates, “and bring it to the scene.”

Prada paillette dress. In this story: hair, Christiaan; makeup, Val Garland at Streeters. Set design by Michael Howells. Produced on location by 10-4inc.com, London.


Watson in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic shift, Lynn Ban bracelets, and miu Miu heels.

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