With great celebrity power comes great responsibility. We did not say that, Spiderman's uncle said it. Or something to that effect. With people critiquing their each look, from pages to Instagram comments, celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor have to bring their A-game every time. Thanks to the efforts of their stylists, our designer vocabulary has grown much richer, and we're not complaining.
From London-based duo Ralph & Russo to Lebanese Nicolas Jebran, meet the designers from around the world who are dressing up your favourite celebrities every week.
Click through the gallery above for all our picks.
Ralph & Russo
When Angelina Jolie wears a dress made by you to meet the Queen of England, you know you've made it, at least that's what London-based designer duo Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo claimed in an interview with Telegraph. Their special attention to detail and precision in tailoring has caught the eye of celebrities from Beyonce to Sonam Kapoor, who expressed her love for them at the Cannes red carpet last year. The actress only wore Ralph & Russo on the red carpet in 2016, giving us one of our favourite looks when she paired heavy traditional jhumkas with her off-shoulder gown.
"They (Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph) are very good friends of mine. I spent New Year's with them. I wanted to do something India-inspired and they kind of love India and love me. That's why I did jhumkas and a sari-gown, which I think was incredible," she explained in an interview with NDTV. So when Deepika continued her streak of red carpet wins at the xXx world tour with a Ralph & Russo gown, she guaranteed a place in all the 'best dressed' lists around the world.
When in doubt, pick a Sabyasachi. We assume this is what all the celebrity stylists repeat to themselves every morning. And they're not off the mark, you know. You can hardly go wrong with Sabyasachi, as we see here with Anushka Sharma, though we have to give credit to the top knot and the minimal accessories for making the look a hit. We were treated to a glimpse of how the actress and the designer are a match made in couture heaven when she played muse to him on our October 2016 cover.
The ready-to-wear label that's on everyone's radar right now is the brainchild of Mumbai-based designers and sisters Nikita and Tina. They attribute the inspiration behind their label's signature aesthetic of graphic stripes and clean lines to the exposure they received growing up in a rapidly globalising Mumbai and their stint as students in London. While you wait for their upcoming online store, you can check their collection out at LeMill now.
The international westernwear label from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla made a debut in India last year after collecting a fan base including Beyonce, Kesha and Gwen Stefani. In the designers' own words, the label stands for unfettered style and 'grown up glamour'. Although this look is reminiscent of Deepika's Sabyasachi look from the Mumbai premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Katrina holds her own in this embellished Khosla Jani number.
Lebanese fashion designer Nicolas Jebran loves drama, as we've seen in his collections ever since he established himself as a name to look out for in 2003. Proven again in this black number that could very well be Disha Patani's audition for the remake of Maleficient. Drawing inspiration from his country, he wants to showcase their rich heritage and lifestyle to the rest of the world. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez count themselves as fans.
A classic Amit Aggarwal piece is modern, eclectic and yet, holds a timeless appeal. The bright orange '50s-inspired dress seen on the M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actress is a classic example of that.