The Fashionista Sonam Kapoor is, all eyes were awaiting what would this petite lass sport on the red carpet of one of the most esteemed film festivals. Always a sight on the red carpet, Sonam has had some pretty fashionable moments on the red carpet of Cannes (remember Jean Paul Gaultier) and this year promised to be no different. The Loreal ambassaderess had to fulfill her duties therefore we saw quite a bit of her alas just not much!
Look 1: Sonam arrived at Hotel Martinez for her duties in a Huemm grey jumpsuit/sari hybrid. The grey and black played pretty well against each other. The full sleeved blouse and the sari/jumpsuit was paired with jewellery from her mother, Suita Kapoor’s collection. The extra long earings were pretty, but for me did not work much in terms of length. She finished it off with a slick ponytail and kolhapuris.
Look 2: Now that was one look that had everyone talking. For the premiere of the Great Gatsby, Sonam paired an Anamika Khanna Sari with a long sleeved embellished jacket that trailed behind her. The handworked embellished jacket brought the Jazzy element served via India, though i did feel that the sleeves could have been a better fit. She definitely did a better job on the jacket-sari combo than Ashwariya last year. Her hair were toussled up in a loose bun, but it was the oversized kundan nath (nose ring) that brought all the attention and the drama. Many hated and criticized her for it but where would you bring up the drama if not Cannes. Though I do think the size could have gone one segment smaller, but not more than that. The oxblood lips, the cat-eye winged makeup and that nosering were the perfect glamour combo that put India right under spotlight. Full marks to her. Loreal would be one happy brand that Sonam definitely nose how to pull it off (pun totally intended)
Look 3: After Anamika Khanna, Sonam changed into an Elie Saab for the Cannes dinner, which by the way was a spread of four course meal, made by the best of chefs. The red Elie Saab (which would also be worn by Dita Von Teese later during the festival) looked pretty good on her. Changing her hair to a slick back look and pair up with matchy accessories, Sonam finished up this look. Because of the sheer and opaque-ness of the dress, the matchy accessories for me this time around felt just right for this look.
Look 4: Woah! that was all one could say when Sonam walked down the red carpet of Jeune & Jolie. She turned heads when she walked down in a custom made and designed Dolce and Gabbanna gown. The big and bold floral printed ballgown with a perfectly fitted corset, made sonam a perfect cynosure on the red carpet. The gown thankfully ended a few inches above ground giving a twist to the usual ball gown. The side swept glossy hair and minimal jewels, were just enough to let the gown shine on its own. With matching pumps, Sonam made sure she is the new princess of Cannes.
Look 5: For her Chopard dinner outing, she opted for a grey and black Shehla lehnga. Not too impressive through this turnout of hers and her good run came to an end. While she looked good neck up the plot was lost amongst the cape, the off shoulder choli and layered lehenga. A blog sort of rightfully commented that it looked like ‘A wealthy-young-Sicilian-widow-still-in-mourning-forced-to-attend-a-gala-to-snare-her-next-husband’ , failing to strike any chord.