We love ourselves a Cannes moment but it translates to truly iconic only when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walks it. Despite the bouquets and the brickbats and everything in between, Aishwarya’s looks are endlessly discussed and dissected, claiming a page in fashion history. Whether she is doing her yearly Cannes Film Festival outing in extravagant gowns, making public appearances in sparkly cocktail dresses, or choosing to don some of the most elegant saris, since the time she won the 1994 Miss World title, she has made headlines throughout the world.
Those who were around in the 1990s will always remember the picture of Aishwarya , looking happy and clutching her blue crown. Over the years, we have seen her evolve as an actress whose character choices are unexpected and leave the audience wanting more. Be it playing a character from a period drama like Paro of Devdas or a sexy thief in Dhoom 2, her movie choices cut across genres.
Aishwarya’s Shirley from Josh, made dungarees look cool. Her denim was the go-to casual attire, and she gave everyone a reason to revamp their wardrobes. Her role in Dhoom 2 had us all lusting after short skirts. Sure she’s played muse to designers, but its her characters that have left an indelible mark as well.
So, today, on her 50th birthday, to honour her impeccable early 90s style, we have listed down some of her most note-worthy movie looks from the past that are still there on every fashion girl’s moodboard:
Shirley has to be one of the most stylish characters on screen, from the tomboy look in denim overall to the chicest tartan skirt and leather jacket combo. Her looks from Josh will always remain in style for any generation, be it an office-going millennial to a Gen Z college student.
Emily Cooper from Paris got nothing on her. Aishwarya’s Parisian chic looks from Jeans can give any fashion influencer a run for their money. Plaid skirts, co-ord sets, and berets make her nail the preppy girl style.
Taal established herself as a strong actor, but her style was something that caught everyone’s eye. The low-waisted, draped skirt and the sultry bralette made every head turn. Throughout the movie, her journey as a singer gave us numerous iconic looks.
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Just like her character’s development in the movie, we witnessed her changing and adapting different styles. You can see her different floral dresses, which are considered cottagecore today, and her tailored-fit blazer, in which she looks like a boss lady.
Aishwarya’s looks from Albela can be considered the best luxury moodboard before Sophia Richte could claim it. In this rom-com, she was mostly seen in warm-toned outfits with accessories like headbands and minimal jewellery, along with some scarves.