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Emma Watson's Ear Cuff in Beauty and the Beast

Princess Belle's New Outfit Comes With a Modern Piece of Jewelry

For Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, costume designer Jacqueline Durran modernized Belle's iconic yellow gown to feel and look lighter. In her reimagining of the look, Jacqueline got rid of the corset to match the princess's active and individualistic personality. In addition, Jacqueline gave Belle an accessory that totally piqued our interest. While we spotted it early on, now we know the truth; it's an ear cuff.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jacqueline explained the addition of the ear cuff, which resembles a vine, as well as Belle's tree-inspired necklace:

"The thought process behind those were that everything that is worn in the castle is created in the castle, so it has to sort of partake in the magic enchantment of the castle itself. It was trying to capture this organic sense of that and the way the castle moves and evolves."

Though it's subtle, the ear cuff is also meant to resemble the dilapidated look of the castle itself. Jacqueline said, "In the production design, the stairs are twisted and in some places they're broken or still moving. We would be trying to mirror that sort of idea in these two pieces of jewelry."

In case you weren't able to spot the cuff throughout the movie or in the official poster, see it more closely below, then check out all of Emma Waston's red carpet appearances during the press tour.

Image Source: Disney
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