Emma Watson Shines In Chanel At Cannes Film Festival

Emma Watson showed off her style in a Chanel dress at the premiere of her new film, The Bling Ring, at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The actress sported a monochrome Chanel gown on the red carpet that featured a sequined bodice and a cut-out back.

To top it all off, Watson added three sparkling cuffs on her upper earlobe to complete her look for day two at the festival. She took to the red carpet with co-stars Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, and Claire Julien, while director Sophia Coppola was also in attendance.

The 23-year-old went with a classic look at the premiere of her new film and it all came together with black heels and a sweetheart neckline. She strutted her stuff with a grin as she posed for photos and spoke with reporters while joining the rest of the cast before the showing.

Though Watson’s shown signs of fashion-disaster in the past, the actress has decided on a more vintage and classic look in her most recent appearances that’s been received quite well. The focus Thursday was on The Bling Ring premiere, her third film since breaking through as “Hermione Granger” in the Harry Potter series.

Emma Watson had the spotlight on the red carpet as she shined in her two-tone Chanel dress, but she remained focused on her new film. The Bling Ring gave her the chance to expand as an actress outside of her Harry Potter persona, though she isn’t hiding from the hit movie series that led to her rise within the industry.

“I’m not trying to run away from it (Harry Potter),” she said during a press conference for The Bling Ring. “I’m very proud of the work that I did. I’m just really enjoying having the chance to transform into new roles.”

Watson will also be featured in Seth Rogen’s upcoming comedy, This Is The End, as well as the dramatic biblical film, Noah, which is set for release in 2014 with co-star Russell Crowe.

Here’s a photo of her Chanel gown on the red carpet Thursday that was posted by a fan on Twitter:

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[Image via Joella Marano]