What should Priyanka Chopra wear at Obamas’ White House dinner?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2016 15:27 IST
The former Miss World has now been invited to the White House to attend the annual correspondents dinner later this month. (AFP)

The world is waiting to see Priyanka Chopra at the White House.

After showing us what absolute red carpet perfection looks like, at Oscars 2016, the former Miss World has now been invited to the White House to attend the annual correspondents dinner later this month. It will be the last White House Correspondents Dinner to be hosted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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One thing is for sure: All eyes will be on Priyanka. After all she has turned fashion critics into fans with her Oscars debut. Remember her rather bold ‘naked’ dress by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad? And those $8 million diamonds?

The Quantico beauty looked gorgeous in the Zuhair Murad ‘naked’ dress and jewels worth $8 million during Oscars 2016. (AFP)

So, the obvious question is: What will she wear as she rubs shoulders with Hollywood stars like Bradley Cooper, Lucy Liu, Jane Fonda and Gladys Knight?

While she has not yet hinted at her choice of outfit, 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. (HT Photo)

And, what about going desi at the White House?

“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.

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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. (HT Photo)

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. (HT Photo)

(Inputs by Snigdha Ahuja)

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