These days, Watson takes fashion more seriously. “Getting ready for an event can feel like a lot of pressure,” she says. “You have to consider, ‘Will people see up my skirt? If a flash goes off, can you see through this?’ So I’ll do a test sitting, a test standing... It’s nerve-wracking. People really scrutinize.” Off duty, she is all about comfort: “On the red carpet, I’m usually in so much discomfort – my shoes are uncomfortable, I can’t breathe in the dress. I don’t compromise like that in my everyday style.”
When I ask what she’s wearing today, Watson puts her head down in mock shame and laughs. “I was worried you were going to do this!” She checks for tags on her clothes, but can’t find any. “A lot of my clothes have been altered, so the tags are out,” she says. “But I can tell you that I have Chloé flats on!’
One thing is clear, if not knowing what label she is wearing is her only idea of a misstep, Emma Watson is in excellent shape.