Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast (see her perform the opening number here), and the 26-year-old actress is using her press tour as a way to spread a very fashionable message.
On Sunday, Emma launched a brand-new Instagram account, @the_press_tour, dedicated to all of her eco-friendly styles for the film’s promotion. Just read over the caption for the latest look, Louis Vuitton designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere, from Paris: “The dress fabric is Newlife recycled polyester, created from used plastic bottles. These are sourced, mechanically processed, and spun into yarns in Italy, with a fully traceable supply chain. This saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared to creating brand new polyester fibre. The arm band was created in a carbon-neutral mill.”
We know that Belle is a fictional character and all, but, if she lived in present day 2017, we could totally see her wearing something similar. It’s not that famed yellow ball gown, but all of that floral embroidery is definitely giving us country French girl vibes (albeit incredibly stylish ones).
Belle was, as Emma says, “curious, compassionate, and open-minded” (three things that made Emma choose Belle over Cinderella), enough to appreciate Earth-saving wear.
“There’s this kind of outsider quality that Belle had, and the fact she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her,” Emma told Total Film. “In a strange way, she challenges the status quo of the place she lives in, and I found that really inspiring. She manages to keep her integrity and have a completely independent point of view. She’s not easily swayed by other people’s perspective — not swayed by fear-mongering or scapegoating.”
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(h/t Vogue, photo via Astrid Stawiarz/Getty, Disney)