White, yellow and red…how three Bollywood stars defined fashion at Cannes this year
The breathtaking display of gowns at the French Riviera once again saw its annual addition of Bollywood glamour, with an interesting display of stars and their costume selections. It’s hard to pick favourites but I liked Deepika Padukone’s ensemble presentations, the most, for its very striking colour choices. Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor managed to startle because I found she looked ravishing in a nude-coloured gown, but the most surprising thing this year was perhaps that Aishwarya Rai, a regular at the Cannes circuit, had really managed to put a good fashion foot forward and avoid any fashion missteps, unlike a fair few times in the past.
“It’s a little naughty this dress because even though you are showing nothing, you are showing everything,” says Elizabeth Saltzman (@elizabethsaltzman) who is styling Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) at #Cannes2017. “We put this dress on hold the minute the Marchesa (marchesafashion) show was over. The colours are extraordinary, not just the rich plum but also the green. The morning after the Met Ball, Geogina Chapman (@georginachapmanmarchesa), Deepika and I did a quick fitting. It has a wow factor that is important for Cannes. The dress is not too much, it’s not too little, it’s not overpowering, she can get in and out of the car, she can have fun in it, she is so excited to be here.”