Cannes 2015: Sonam Kapoor stuns design frat with red carpet appearance

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 17, 2015 17:44 IST

Sonam Kapoor has completed five years at


and has emerged more stylish for it. For her appearance at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, the Bollywood actor looked radiant in blue.

Design fraternity back home in India applauded her confident and understated look. The actor wore a blue gown with a draped bustle by British fashion house Ralph & Russo, with a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heels, finishing off with Old Hollywood chocolate hair and a scarlet lip.

The 29-year-old fashionista, who was in her fifth appearance at the prestigious festival as the brand ambassador of L'oreal Paris, styled her hair in soft loose curls for the last evening's red carpet.

Earlier in the day, she wore a powder pink Ulyana Sergeenko's little below knee-length dress for her shoot for the brand followed by a ruffled sari and sheer laser cut blouse by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla during media interactions.

The Raanjhanaa actor will also walk the red carpet on Monday.

Prior to Sonam, Katrina Kaif debuted at the festival and Aishwarya Rai is set to make her 14th red carpet appearance.

Ina video posted by L'oreal Paris India on Twitter, Sonam said, "It's my fifth year at Cannes. I've been with L'oreal for seven years now, and I super excited to be a part of this family and I hope for 10 years at Cannes eventually. This has been an amazing and incredible journey. The make-up's getting better, the shoes are getting higher, the gowns are getting more extravagant and the photographers are way more. Everything is just bigger, better and more glamourous."

Her choice of colour created quite a buzz online, and designer Manish Malhotra, who also used blue as a primary colour on the ramp this year, says he loved the royal choice. "I think Sonam looks fabulous and I especially love the fact that she has chosen the particular ink blue colour and let it take centrestage. Minimal accessories made her look modern, making for an understated style


Designer Ritu Beri adds, "I think Sonam looks ultra glamorous. The colour choice is particularly unique and she is doing full justice to the look."

Nachiket Barve, a designer Sonam has opted for in the past, also loved the actor’s Cannes look. "Sonam completely lives her look. The festival by its sheer nature allows one to push fashion boundaries, and Sonam is able to do so each time. She chose a label which is not relatively in your face with a ‘Veronica Lake meets couture at Cannes’ vibe. Because of her absolute confidence she pulls off the colour and the volume, without looking overwhelmed." he says.

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