While several Bollywood folks made their debut this year, several red carpet regulars also walked the prestigious carpet at Cannes. Deepika Padukone, known for her bold and edgy looks yet again served up some dramatic and classic looks. Kangana Ranaut and Huma Qureshi appeared at their second year at Cannes in dazzling and edgy looks.
For her first red carpet appearance, Deepika Padukone, who first walked the red carpet in 2010, wore a stunning cream coloured gown by Peter Dundas with a huge black bow tied around the waist. It had a voluminous train and plunging neckline. She accessorised with diamond hoop earrings and several bracelets. The most dramatic element of her look was the bold, elongated eye-lines on the bottom lash line. Her hair was tied in a high ponytail. She looked the epitome of elegance in her soft/dramatic combination look.
After a series of outfit changes in a week, including an edgy Off White dress and a sheer Philosophy top and a floral number by Erdem, Deepika wore her most iconic red carpet look yet. The lime-green dress by Giambattista Valli stole the show. The layers of ruffles extended to the long train. It had long sleeves and was cinched at the waist with satin ribbon. She kept her make-up minimal and wore a nude lipstick. She added an eccentric twist to the look by pairing it up with a blush pink turban-like headpiece.
Kangana Ranaut sizzled on the red carpet during her second consecutive year at Cannes. Amidst several iconic looks, two of her appearances surpassed all others. For her first appearance, she donned a kanjeevaram saree by Madhurya Creations. The normal blouse was eschewed by a corset-style blouse crafted by Falguni and Shane Peacock. The hair was styled in old Hollywood glam and jewellery was kept minimal. The outfit’s eccentric element was the purple velvet gloves paired with a traditional Indian look.
After a series of edgy and modern outfits, Kangana opted for a romantic, long-trained gown by Michael Cinco. The lavender and pink gown was fitted at the bodice and flared into mermaid silhouette and ended in a long train. Braided hair style and fresh make up complemented the look perfectly. She paired it with matching jewels by Chopard.
Huma Qureshi served up several unique looks on the red carpet, including a blazer and skirt combination and a blazer dress a-la Meghan Markle. Her black Mae Paris gown made a statement on the red carpet. It had a bustier top with dramatic ruffled sleeves. The long flowy skirt was in a ballgown style and had several layers giving it volume. She paired the look with David Morris earrings and ring set. Her hair was beautifully styled with faux-fringes and delicate tendrils falling on her shoulder.
The following day on the red carpet, Huma delivered one of her best red carpet outfits yet. The silver couture dress by Gaurav Gupta was the perfect mix of edgy and classy. It was teamed with blue stoned Chopard earrings that contrasted the outfit. The gown was covered in structured waves. The hair and make-up gave her a classical and romantic look.