Emma Watson gets a job at a major fashion conglomerate
22nd June: Hollywood star Emma Watson has joined the board of a major French fashion giant.
According to Baaghi TV, Emma Watson, the actress, who made her name as ‘Hermione Granger’ in the ‘Harry Potter’ films has joined the board of the French fashion giant Kering.
It is seen as a major coup for the world’s second-biggest luxury group. Watson “is one of the world’s most popular actors and best-known activists”, Kering said in a statement, on the appointment of the 30-year-old, women’s rights advocate as well as a UN goodwill ambassador.
“Emma Watson is also a pioneer in advocating for sustainable fashion,” Kering added.
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The British star, who was born in Paris, is the face of the Good On You app, which rates fashion brands on their ethical and sustainability credentials.
Recruiting Watson is a coup for Kering, which is keen to win over millennials. Kering chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault – who is married to Hollywood star and activist Salma Hayek, has welcomed the appointment.
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Since the end of the Harry Potter movie series in 2010, Watson has appeared in a hit film ‘Little Women’ with going back to university, championing reading groups, and heading up the UN’s HeForShe gender equality campaign.
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