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Anna Hecht
May 04, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

Emma Watson may be over her wizarding days, but she certainly isn't done bewitching us on the red carpet. At Monday's Met Gala, the actress surprised everyone when she turned up wearing an outfit made of, well, garbage. While we weren't surprised at how drop-dead gorgeous Watson looked in the black-and-white, off-the-shoulder number by Calvin Klein and Eco Age, we were immediately curious about the dress's construction.

Apparently, the two-piece getup (pictured below), which featured a fitted bustier with black pants attached to a long train, was made almost entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

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From this astonishing red carpet revelation, we can basically conclude two things about the British beauty. First off, Watson is always one step ahead. Not only is she at the forefront of gender equality issues, but now she chooses fashion's biggest night to make an eco-friendly fashion statement. And two, we're starting to think the former Harry Potter star really does have magical powers. After all, no onlooker would have guessed that this edgy-chic ensemble was actually made of trash.

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On Facebook, Watson explained her reason for going green at the Met Gala, saying "Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the #MetGala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together."

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Altogether, the look was made of recycled materials for the zippers, organic cotton, and organic silk, as well as plastic water bottles, which were broken down and used as thread, Watson wrote. And with that, we applaud the actress on her totally chic, completely sustainable Met Gala style.

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