Designers give thumbs up to Sonam Kapoor’s sari-inspired Cannes gown

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 16, 2016 20:18 IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of Mal de pierres (From the Land of the Moon) at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France (REUTERS)

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave us some impressive red carpet outings, all eyes were on Sonam Kapoor as she made her sixth Cannes appearance in a row. And boy, she lived up to our expectations in a whimsical Ralph and Russo sari-inspired gown with half cape. Her styling was bang on with pink lips, dewy makeup and middle-parted neat tresses.

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Designers give thumbs up to the actor, without a second thought. “Sonam looks spectacular. I love the dramatic outfit. I loved the fact that Sonam wore no jewellery (except for a ring) and kept her hair straight with some interesting eye makeup,” says designer Manish Malhotra.

Sonam Kapoor goes for dewy makeup and middle-parted hair. (AP)

“I love this look. It is a great example of something experimentally grand and classic at the same time. I also like the jersey in the top portion, which adds a very modern and sporty vibe to a traditional embroidered half cape sari inspired gown. There is a duality I can sense here and it has surprising familiarity in terms of a classic Balenciaga vibe,” says designer Rahul Mishra.

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Designer Rina Dhaka also loves her look, but believes that subtler looks can also work the same magic . “Sonam looks gorgeous. The outfit has a lot of volume, and yet it is controlled and figure hugging. I would call her a drape crusader,” she says, adding, “However, unlike Indian actors, international actors are going for understated, simpler looks. We guys tend to take on too much embroidery, making it look theatrical. These looks are bridal by western standards. But our audiences like this.”

Now, some more pictures and videos of the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor and her gorgeous white gown:

The Royal walk 👑 @sonamkapoor strikes it again! #lorealcannes2016 #ICANnes #lorealparisindia #lorealcannes #sonamkapoor #lorealfamily #lorealistas

A video posted by iCANnes by L'Oréal Paris (@icannesbylorealparis) on

Standing head and shoulders above the rest #iCANnes #cannescollection #cannes2016 #lorealparis #lorealistas #sonamkapoor

A photo posted by iCANnes by L'Oréal Paris (@icannesbylorealparis) on

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