The Muggles have taken over Manhattan! First, Quidditch teams from around the world convened in the Big Apple over the weekend to compete for the Quidditch World Cup. Yes, really. Then, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” premiered stateside earlier this evening. As predicted, the movie’s stars and a random assortment of celebs (who knew Liam Neeson was a Potterhead?) came out in fine form to catch the seventh “HP” flick.
Perennial belle of the ball Emma Watson made a splash on the red carpet, but not via lace and feathers. Instead, the Brown University sophomore opted for simplicity in a custom Calvin Klein black floor-length sheath. At first the look seemed overly simple for one of Hollywood’s hottest starlets, but then we saw the plunging racerback (gasp!) and the fabulous gold snake bracelet (double gasp!) and fell in love with Ms. Watson all over again. In keeping with the understated nature of the dress, Emma’s makeup was kept clean, fresh and pretty—very Calvin.
Harry and Ron Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint both looked dashing in black suits and ties. Dan opted to funk it up a bit with a checkered shirt, while Rupert kept it classic in a white button-down. Both boys went with slightly-tousled ’dos, making us wonder if they intentionally coordinated. Either way, they both looked adorably handsome.
Tom Felton redeemed himself after a dismal appearance at the film’s world premiere. Draco’s better half looked utterly ravishing in all black. As a special treat for us, he left an extra button on his shirt tantalizingly undone. Yummy! With casually spiked blond hair and a subtle tan, Tom reminds us why he’s our No. 1 “HP” hottie.
Our fave new “Glee” cutie, Darren Criss, looked as though he pulled out his costume from “A Very Potter Musical” for the occasion. Yup, the Warbler sported a white collared shirt with a Gryffindor-colored tie and sweater, topped off with a black trench coat (it’s a chilly night in NYC!) and his lovely curly locks. And his DanRad impersonation? Impeccable! We can’t wait to see more of this up-and-comer.
Olympian Johnny Weir is known for his outlandish fashion. Even keeping that in mind, we think his outfit was a total disappointment. The abbreviated pants, odd shiny bowtie, white glasses and overly slicked hair aren’t edgy or envelope-pushing, they’re just, well, bad. We usually love your crazy wardrobe, Johnny, and we know you can do better than this!
Johnny’s pal Sarah Jessica Parker, however, was stunning in a black dress and blazer combo. She accessorized beautifully with brooches, blue suede shoes and, of course, son and hubby duo James Wilkie and Matthew Broderick. Carrie would be proud.
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Do you love Emma’s red carpet look, or do you think she should have jazzed it up a bit?