Emma Watson returned to the Oscars event circuit for the first time in five years last night, and the actress had not just one but three dresses for the evening. After being photographed at Elton John’s Oscars watch party in a sheer black dress, Watson revealed the princess-like Fendi lace gown she wore to another event with Pasquale Bruni jewelry.
She also shared a shot of herself in still another dress, this one a black strapless gown by Christopher Esber.
But the lace dress by far was the star garment on Watson’s Instagram Stories. And for good reason; it’s a work of art:
Here’s the look she wore at Elton John’s party. One night, three looks. One of the only stars to have more outfit changes was Rihanna, who had a fourth outfit for Beyoncé’s Oscars after-party.
Watson has kept a remarkably low profile, with the Oscars being her most public outing in a long time. Watson did speak candidly to British Vogue about turning 30 in December 2019. She is now 32.
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30?” she said of when she was in her late 20s. “This is not a big deal…’ Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realize it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out… there’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
She added then that while she was dating, albeit not anyone seriously, she was happy being unmarried. “I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she said. “I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.”
Watson didn’t pose with any date during her Oscar outings last night. She was last rumored to be dating Brandon Green, the son of fashion tycoon Sir Philip Green, in August.
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