Here's Emma Watson's Honest Take on Her First-Ever Red Carpet Look from 2001

"I thought I looked amazing."

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These days, Emma Watson is a walking eco-friendly best dressed list. But back in 2001, at her very first red carpet, Watson was...well, as fashion-challenged as any 11 year old.

At the premiere for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to American fans), Watson wore a floor-length, short-sleeved grey dress, purple boots, and a feather boa.


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When Watson stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote Beauty and the Beast, Ellen forced her to face her ghost of fashion past head-on.

"Oh wow, this was special," Emma said of the look. "This was my first ever movie premiere, and my mom and I planned this for weeks. It doesn't look like it but there was a lot of thought going into this. I thought I looked amazing by the way. Bless me."

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