Fashion at Oscars: What should Priyanka Chopra wear for the event?

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2016 17:51 IST
Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 30, 2016. (REUTERS)

The Oscars are a little over a week away, and all eyes are going to be on actor Priyanka Chopra as she makes her red carpet appearance, and even presents an award there.

While she has not hinted at her choice of outfit, Priyanka tweeted about the first round of fittings with her stylist, Sophia Banks. We spoke to designers back home and asked what they’d love to see PeeCee wear.

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“Something that accentuates her figure — a fitted gown with a trail in a delicate colour like smokey grey. Her outfit could represent her global outlook,” says designer Nikhil Mehra. However, designer Nachiket Barve would love to see some colour play. “She has an amazing skin tone and is in great shape. A hue that pops like coral, aqua, marsala, or even metallics would look great. I wouldn’t want her to go too girly or blingy.”

A delicate colour pallete and a silhouette that embraces her athletic figure will look great, says Nikhil Mehra.

And, what about going desi at the Oscars? “It would be interesting to see her wear Indian designs and designers on an international red carpet, but she should not think of it as a diktat,” Barve adds. Designer Namrata Joshipura says: “It’s a tricky situation for the star who could be fraught between choosing to represent her origins, and yet look like a global star. Nevertheless, it would be nice to see her wear an Indian designer, while the sensibility of the outfit could be global. While she shouldn’t be bound to wear one, she’d look great in a sari too.”

PeeCee should not be bound by the idea of wearing ethnic, but she’d also look great in an Indian designer’s creation, says Rahul Mishra and Namrata Joshipura while the latter thinks a sari could look fab too.

Designer Rahul Mishra adds: “Red carpet is a big ball game, it’s about brand associations, pitching labels and more. If she thinks an Indian designer fits the bill, why not! She should just go for what she’s dreamt of wearing for her big moment.”

She should wear a colour that pops on the red carpet and will make her stand out. Rather than going super girly or blingy, he’d love PeeCee to play classic at the Oscars, says designer Nachiket Barve.

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