Emma Watson Seen Palling Around With Stefano Pilati, But Rumored to Return for Burberry’s Spring Campaign

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Watson and Pilati. Photo: Getty Images, Patrick McMullan

Let's all take a moment to refocus our attention from Twilight and Kristen Stewart to the 19-year-old that matters much more to the fashion community: Harry Potter's Emma Watson. The fall 2009 face of Burberry and rising style star was spotted at Saturday's New York Rangers game with Spanish rock star Rafael Cebrian and Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati. According to "Page Six"'s source, she looked like she was on a date with Rafael, which would make Pilati the third wheel. But what were they all doing at a hockey game? If Emma really did just start dating this fellow, was she screening him with her friend Stefano? Or did Pilati tag along to woo one or the other for a YSL campaign? And does Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey know about this? And if he does, is he okay with it? Then again, maybe the three of them just enjoy watching live sports.

Though a formal announcement hasn't been made about Burberry's spring 2010 face, a member of the Fashion Spot who claims to have spoken to Bailey "about two months ago" posts that Emma is indeed returning for the spring ads.

Emma Watson's new beau [Page Six/NYP]
S/S 2010 Ad Campaigns [Fashion Spot]