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Sonam scores big

Unlike previous Cannes debutantes, Kapoor nails it.

fashion and trends Updated: May 17, 2011 14:43 IST
Rochelle Pinto

Her red carpet debut sealed her status as fashion’s favourite girl. Dressed in a Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown, Sonam Kapoor had Indian designers applauding. “She’s never looked better,” says James Ferreira. “From the hair to the nail paint, she’s got it right.” Masaba Gupta, who created a sari for her that was worn to the L’Oreal dinner, says, “She took a big chance because it’s not easy to pull off, but she was the best dressed person there.” Nikhil Mehra of Shantanu and Nikhil agrees adding, “She proves how beautiful Indian women are.”

Sonam Kapoor
It’s risqué, it’s renegade and the world is loving it. Sonam Kapoor blew this one out of the water in a one-shouldered gown that sends her style icon status to stratospheric heights. Maybe a certain Mrs Rai Bachchan should be taking notes?

Mallika Sherawat
She couldn’t have revealed any more to the snapping photographers on the Cannes red carpet, if she were wearing an X-ray machine. But then again, how would we know it as Mallika unless everything was on full display?

Aishwarya Rai
Her Cannes debut was as dazzling as shining a torch directly into your retina. Wearing enough gold to boost the GDP of a small country, the actor has never got it right.