Emma Watson Wore an Upcycled Wedding Dress for Her First Red Carpet Appearance in Years

And it's absolutely fabulous.

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When Emma Watson steps onto a red carpet, it's always pure magic (pardon the pun), and her latest look is no exception. On Sunday, the Harry Potter alum attended Prince Williams' first Earthshot Prize awards—a program founded by the prince and naturalist Sir David Attenborough to help create climate change solutions and absolutely stunned in the coolest reuse of a wedding dress we've ever seen.

Watson wore a custom, upcycled wedding dress created by designer Harris Reed using wedding dresses provided by the Oxfam organization (which aims to end inequality, poverty, and injustice). The dresses were repurposed into a chic, asymmetric top made of tulle cropped into layers on one side and left floor-length on the other.

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The top of the dress, which is part of Reed's FOUND collection, was embellished with intricate ivory lace that doubled as straps and bordered the trim of the low-cut back. She paired the avant-garde tunic with wide-leg black trousers and an unexpected black platform sneaker.

To complete the enchanting look, the actress chose jewelry pieces from the Harris Reed x Missoma collection, including gorgeous gold bracelets, rings, and earrings. Her bob haircut was deeply parted and gently curled.

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During the event, Watson—who hasn't appeared on a red carpet since 2019—presented the Fix Our Climate Award, which went to AEM Electrolyser. This green hydrogen technology aims to replace fossil fuels.

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"I've spent much of my working life acting in fictional make-believe worlds where the impossible can be made possible. Now, we need to do the same thing for climate change here in the real world," she said during the event. "There have been many other times in history when it's been said something couldn't be done, and then people believed in a better world and made it so. This time is no different; I know that we can." 

So thank you, Emma, for showing us that sustainability can be beautiful and that there's always a creative way to rewear your wedding dress.

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