The success of Indian fashion at the Cannes Film Festival can vary from year to year and designer to designer. It's not a fixed "hit" or "flop" situation. Indian celebrities and designers have made notable appearances at Cannes, showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary Indian fashion. Some outfits and designers receive praise for their innovation and style, while others may not receive as much attention. Ultimately, the reception depends on the specific choices made by the celebrities and the impact of their outfits at the festival, and it's a matter of personal and critical opinion.
A trend is something that may appeal to one and be totally distasteful to another. What’s more important is the confidence. But, is that always the case? When you’re representing your country at a global event like the Cannes Film Festival, it is imperative to be on point, every time. Let’s find out which Indian beauty turned heads and who became the topic for memes at Cannes this year.
Kangana Ranaut and Huma Qureshi, the first timers at the Cannes Film Festival won over. While Kangana sported a black shimmery saree by Sabyasachi, a sheer embellished gown by Zuhair Murad and an embroidered catsuit by Nedo, she also opted for a funky blue dress for her shopping spree. The latter looked dapper in her Falguni Shane Peacock customized couture. Not to be missed was Neena Gupta who appeared with chef Vikas Khanna and looked ravishing in the classic Indian saree.
The biggest disappointment was Deepika Padukone. Her looks right from the stale gown at the Met Gala to the black and pink geometric gown at Cannes fell flat. While she managed to pull it off in a Zuhair Murad figure hugging gown, it wasn’t anything too extraordinary as it was similar to her previous outfits. The worst was her pink butterfly layered apparel and literally, panda eyes. Indeed, a meme goldmine!