She’s been hailed as the most fashionable celeb in Bollywood by glossies and designers alike, but actress Sonam Kapoor’s style sense may well be no more than mere inspiration. On more occasions than one, the actress has been spotted sporting the exact same look as Hollywood stylistas such as Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker and the Olsen twins.
Last month, Sonam attended a promotional event for
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in Dubai, wearing a black Chloe dress. Her dress as well as the hairdo was exactly the same as Diaz’s at a dinner in Paris two weeks prior.
Earlier, in March, Sonam repeated a Sarash Jessica Parker look, too. While Parker wore a Stella McCartney lace dress, teamed with a jacket and necklaces for a red carpet event, Sonam wore a strikingly similar design by Ayesha Depala and teamed it with necklaces and a Helmut Lang jacket (with sleeves rolled up exactly like Parker’s). On another occasion, Sonam’s look, right from the red rimmed shades to the printed stole was an exact replica of what Mary Kate Olsen wore at an event a few months before.
With these pics having found their way on fashion blogs, users are pretty amused. “She copies hollywood celebs look without putting her own twist to it,” says a user on celeb blog Pinkvilla.com. “So much for being a fashionista,” wrote Fm, while Fashup wrote, “She’s not as original as she’d like us to believe.” However, blogger Prem Rogue says, “Yeah that’s some pretty direct inspiration! But, she carries it off splendidly.”
“Hollywood is considered ultimate in style but, some actresses ape them blindly,” says designer Anjalee Kapoor. While Sonam refused to comment on the matter, her spokesperson said the actress does not have a stylist and decides her own look after “mix and match”.