The time has come once again for two of India’s biggest fashion divas to come together at Cannes Film Festival for a fashion face-off! Both Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor are attending this year’s 68th Cannes Film Festival with all guns blazing in terms of who’s going to outshine the other!
Both of these gorgeous Bollywood ladies have had their good and bad days in the past at the event, but last year in particular split opinions on who was more fashion forward and fabulous. But this year, another Bollywood diva has been thrown into the mix, Katrina Kaif has joined the beauties at this year’s Cannes 2015.
Aishwarya at Cannes has become something of a normality now after her 14th time the event this year. The 41 year old actress has now been representing the cosmetic brand L'Oreal since 2002 at Cannes Film Festival. She also took part as a jury member at the festival in 2003, being the first Indian actress to do so.
For this years event all eyes were on Aishwarya Rai at Cannes as she attended the 68th date of the event. The Bollywood beauty made a spectacular show stopping entrance on the French Riviera on the Sunday of the event. For the fourteenth consecutive year that the blue-eyed beauty has attended the festival as a spokesperson for L'Oreal, she took to the renowned red carpet for the showing of ‘Carol’, and the actress certainty did not disappoint! She looked as stunning as ever in a highly embellished sea green gown by her favourite designer Elie Saab, teamed with DeGrisgono jewellery. Aishwarya Rai at Cannes completed the look with her signature bouncy curls, a deep berry lip and matching shimmering green eye make-up, which complimented her look perfectly. Although a subtle approach, we thought the look was both elegant and extremely feminine, and one of our favourite looks from the Bollywood beauty so far!
Sonam Kapoor is known in Bollywood as a fashionista, and is one of the main reasons for the contemporary Bollywood fashion revolution today. She is arguably one of the most anticipated ladies to hit the red carpet and challenge Aishwarya Rai at Cannes on the fashion front.
Sonam Kapoor has now completed five years at Cannes and has emerged more fabulous than ever for it. For her first appearance at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, the beauty looked seriously stylish and glamorous in a bright blue number.
The Bollywood actress wore a gorgeous blue gown with a unique draped bustle by renowned British fashion house Ralph & Russo. She teamed the look with a pair of heels by Giuseppe Zanotti, and finished the look off with Hollywood inspired flowing locks and a flattering scarlet lip.
Both ladies pulled out all the stops for their first appearances on this years red carpet, and both went for very different approaches. Although we loved Aishwarya’s elegant and gorgeous look, we’ve got to admit that Sonam slightly had the edge and was our ultimate favourite look. The fashionista went all out in her approach and stole our hearts with the Old Hollywood style look!
While Sonam and Aishwarya Rai at Cannes are now some what regulars, it was Katrina Kaif's first appearance on the Cannes red carpet. She made her big debut by showcasing a sexy black lace Oscar De La Renta gown with black embellishment and strapless detailing.
Even though she looked unquestionably beautiful, her debut attendance at Cannes faced criticism for being slightly underwhelming, but that soon changed, as it was her second look on the red carpet in a spectacular red Elie Saab gown that caught everyone’s attention.
She looked both classy and smouldering in the deep red gown which she teamed with a simple middle parting and matching red lip.
Last year, Sonam Kapoor completely dazzled everyone with her fabulous red carpet looks. Her outfits included a stunning black voluminous black Elie Saab couture gown that she wore for the ‘Homesman’ premiere. She teamed the look with an elegant faux bob hairdo and chopard earrings that brought her whole look together stunningly.
But Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was certainty not to be forgotten as she made us forget all of her past fashion blunders, with her remarkable appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet with her 2014 looks.
For the premiere of ‘Two Days, One Night’, Aishwarya at Cannes flaunted her stunning curves in a spectacular gold strapless Roberto Cavalli gown with a fishtail style train. She dazzled everyone who attended as she teamed the look with a deep red lip and flowing voluminous waves, which completed her look perfectly.
It’s was a tough choice out of these two fabulous looks as they are both the incredible, and our overall favourite looks from the past from both the ladies. But we’re going to have give this one to Aishwarya, we just can’t get enough of that dazzling gold gown teamed with the bright red lip.
For Aishwarya at Cannes for her second appearance, she again opted for a Cavalli gown in a slinky mermaid-cut, with a similar style train. Although the two the looks were quite similar in terms of silhouette, the Bollywood actress looked too fabulous to be faulted!
As for Sonam Kapoor, she opted for a more traditional and ethnic look. The Bollywood beauty looked drop-dead gorgeous in this soft pink Anamika Khanna sari-inspired gown. She teamed the ethnic look with a sleek middle-parting and a Sunita Kapoor choker, which made the outfit a sure winner out of the two ladies for us!
Another year back at Cannes 2013, and Sonam Kapoor again opted for a traditional look at the screening of ‘The Great Gatsby’. She wore a white and gold lace sari by Anamika Khanna teamed with a heavily detailed embroidered jacket. What made this look stand out to us the most was her stunning make-up and pearl nathni, which she pulled off extremely well.
Whilst Aishwarya at Cannes 2013 rocked the international gowns and other couture’s, she slightly disappointed with her choice of ethnic and traditional wear. Aishwarya opted for a black lehenga-sari by Sabyasachi embellished with golden embroidery for the evening gala of 'Bombay Talkies', celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. She teamed the look with a simple matching golden hair accessory.
Although we love Aishwarya at Cannes, Sonam Kapoor was a clear winner for us on the traditional front for their 2013 Cannes appearance.
Jumping back yet another year of Aishwarya at Cannes to 2012, the recently new mum got a lot of attention for her choice of stunning grey Elie Saab gown which complimented her new plus size curves perfectly. 2012 was the year that Aishwarya got quite heavily criticised for her post pregnancy weight gain, which we think is a little harsh as the beauty looked great!
Moving the focus onto Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2012, the Bollywood fashionista opted for a little red dress in a velvet material, although this look was cute and elegant, it didn’t have the wow factor that Sonam normally showcases as Cannes. She teamed the dress with matching heels and embellished headwear.
For this year, Aishwarya at Cannes was definitely our favourite out of the two ladies!
Sources: Beachesandblush, Rediff, Movies.ndtv, Jugnistyle, Bulletin 2147, Indian Express