London, United Kingdom (CNS) – Emma Watson has been honored with a Style Icon award by no less than fashion legend Vivienne Westwood at the Elle Style Awards Monday. The problem is, Westwood had no idea who Watson is, and she wasn’t shy to let everyone know it.
Just before Westwood presented the 20-year-old “Harry Potter” actress the award, she gave a little speech on stage to admit to the audience that she was presenting out of duty, not because she admires the young fashionista.
According to the Daily Mail, the 68-year-old fashion designer said on stage: “I was supposed to announce the winner of the Style Icon, which I am going to do, and I was given a whole text of this woman and how amazing she is.”
“I was very busy. Emma Watson? Who’s Emma Watson?”
Embarrassed, Westwood explained why she’s totally clueless about one of the world’s most famous international faces, saying, “You know I never watch televisions, I don’t read fashion magazines.”
“I’ve never seen Harry Potter but I did know he had this girlfriend called Hermione, and I said, ‘Oh! I’ll do it. She’s really lovely. Of course I’ll come and do it.”
But the cringe-worthy speech didn’t faze Watson, who laughed with the audience and accepted her award graciously.
The presentation of the rest of the winners at the Elle Style Awards 2011 went without much incident.
The winners of the Elle Style Awards:
- International Designer: Tom Ford
- Next Breakthrough Talent: Noomi Rapace
- British Designer: Christopher Kane Courtney
- Best Model: Coco Rocha
- Best Actress: Natalie Portman
- Best Accessory Designer: Emma Hill
- Best Music: Cheryl Cole
- Best Jewelry Designer: Dominic Jones
- Next Young Designer: Meadham Kirchoff
- Outstanding Contribution to Fashion: Helena Christensen
- Style Icon: Emma Watson