Two-in-one: The magic of black and white overshadows all at Cannes

  • Ruchika Kher, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 17:23 IST

Black and white have always been the fashion world’s favourite babies. Whether it is the universal LBD (little black dress) or an alluring new staple, monochrome has always been a fail-safe trend. Day 7 of the Cannes Film Festival, too, saw an abundance of black and white with a few exceptions. From velvet to bling, the shades were showcased in all their glory. On the other hand, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hasn't made a red carpet appearance after her emerald green outing, she looked pretty in plum during a photocall of her new film.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya has had a great run at the festival till now. After a floral Sabyasachi Mukherjee jumpsuit, a white top-and-trousers look by Stella McCartney, and an emerald green Elie Saab couture gown, the actor upped the style quotient in a maroon strapless Oscar de la Renta gown during the photocall of the event that showcased a glimpse of her upcoming film. The ruffled number teamed with a plum lip colour made her stand out.

Araya Hargate
Bringing back the feathered look on the red carpet was this Asian actor, who sported an elaborate Ashi Studio couture gown. Adding a touch of drama, the outfit showcased delicate embroidery and a feathered hemline, which seems to be quite a trend lately.

Adriana Lima
It won't be wrong to call Adriana the black magic woman. While the model stayed away from a dramatic ensemble, her fitted Ulyana Sergeenko gown, highlighting her curves, was enough to grab eyeballs.

Cate Blanchett

After a dramatic printed, voluminous gown, Cate Blanchett opted for a more classic outfit for her red carpet appearance on Day 7 of the festival. With a plunging neckline and a long trail, the bold black Armani Privé gown featured subtle bead detailing.

Cate Blanchett opted for a classic outfit with plunging neckline and a long trail Emily Blunt

It was bling all the way for Emily, who made a red carpet appearance in a full-sleeved, fitted Stella McCartney dress. The actor added a dash of colour to her white floor-length number with crystal embellishments with a pair of emerald earrings.

Emily Blunt looked stellar in a full-sleeved Stella McCartney

Doutzen Kroes

Sporting monochrome in an impressive column dress by Dior was Doutzen. While the model opted for a simple outfit, it rated quite high in the style stakes.

Doutzen Kroes opted for a simple, yet high-in-the-style-stake outfit

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