Ask anyone between the ages of 5 and 25, and they can all probably tell you who Emma Watson is in a heartbeat.
But when 68-year-old Dame Vivienne Westwood was asked to present Emma Watson the 2011 Elle Style Icon Award at the Elle Style Awards last night, the Grand Old Dame of Punk said that she didn’t even know who the Harry Potter star is.
Vivienne Westwood confusedly hands Emma Watson her Elle Style Icon Award as Emma tried to hide her embarrassment at the Elle Style Awards 2011 in London, England, on February 14, 2011 (Credit: Daniel Deme / WENN)
Before Vivienne Westwood gave Emma Watson the award, she gave this little speech:
It’s very self-indulgent of me because I was supposed to welcome and to announce the winner of the Style Icon – which I’m going to do – and I was given this text about this woman and how amazing she is, and yesterday I was asked, ‘This lady would like you to present it to her if she wins.
But I didn’t know who she was. They said Emma Watson. I said, ‘Who is Emma Watson?’ I never watch television, I don’t read fashion magazines. They said she used to be in Harry Potter, and I said, ‘I’ve never seen Harry Potter.’
They said they have this girl friend called Hermione and I said, ‘Oh – she’s lovely.’ So I must have absorbed something of her. So I would like to give this award to Emma who I’ve just met.
Can we say “most awkward presentation speech” ever?
Emma Watson looked lovely in a Hakaan Spring 2011 cutout dress (Credit: Daniel Deme / WENN)
Nevertheless, Emma Watson held her nerve, politely said her thank you, and managed to look every bit the style icon awardee that she is in this Hakaan Spring 2011 cutout dress:
Emma Watson flaunted her legs for the cameras at the 2011 Elle Style Awards on February 14, 2011 (Credit: Daniel Deme / WENN)
This look is very different from what Emma Watson has worn before, but that’s what style icons do: they keep evolving, changing, and trying new things. She also rocked a gold bracelet from Laurence Coste.
Do you feel like trying out Emma Watson’s style for yourself? Here are five dresses with side cutouts at the waist for you to try:
Boulee Blake Draped Neck Dress with Side Cutouts
ASOS Aqua Dress Snoop Boiled Wool With Cut Out Sides, $116.55
Naven Cut Out Dress, $264.00
Donna Mizani Side Cut-Out Dress
eDressMe Private Collection Side Cut-Out Dress
It’s a revealing style, but you can keep things classy like Emma Watson with clean makeup, swept-back hair, and leg-lengthening nude heels that you can buy on Nordstrom:
Emma Watson’s nude heels are Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle Plato patent leather pumps. Thankfully, many much less expensive nude pump styles are available nowadays. Try these three nude pump options starting at just $49.98 at Zappos:
Stuart Weitzman Naughty Pump, $298.00 / Guess Carrie 13 Pump, $90.00 / ALDO Cyrulik Pump, $49.98