Here’s Why Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Is The Undisputed Fashion MVP At The Cannes Film Festival

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Since her Cannes Film Festival debut in 2002, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become a beloved regular at the coveted red carpet, year after year. Denoting a tremendous transformation, her sartorial outings are always the most talked about moments at the festival, with fashion biggies yearning to dress her in their finest creations.

Take the Michael Cinco moment for example, that one ice-blue gown skyrocketed their sales multifold and will easily go down in history as one of the most iconic red-carpet moments, ever. As we’re gearing up for yet another edition, let’s take a look at her best style moments at the Cannes Film Festival.

Throwback To The Future

The actress arrived at the Matrix Reloaded premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival, back in May 2003, wearing a futuristic black gown. Loving the crisscross tied-up detail at the centre-front seam.

Noir Nostalgia

The former Miss World’s sartorial armour of choice for the 2005 edition was a sultry black gown with a sheer panel and some monochrome embroidery.

Silks And Sirens

Has to be one of my favourite looks, ever. The strapless midnight blue number is a masterclass in opulence, with the snake-inspired necklace adding the much-needed oomph to this ensemble as a whole.

Structure Play

It’s giving vision, it’s giving execution. The structured corset was way ahead of its time and could fit right in if this were the set of Dune 3. Denis Villeneuve, you listening?

All That Glitters Is Gold

2014 saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan take her Roberto Cavalli gown for a spin and history was made. The cut, the tailoring and the minimal accessorising – styling was supremely on point.

Good Ol’ Classics

Shoutout to Elie Saab for nailing the colour analysis because working with a nude palette can sure be a daunting task. This ethereal number is meticulously adorned with fine embroidery and complements her body type effortlessly.


This ballgown needs no introduction. It’s fabulously constructed and despite the incredibly heavy make, Ash knows her way around rocking every outfit come rain or shine.

Red-dy For It?

Aishwarya Rai opted for a lacy red-tiered gown for the 120 Beats Per Minute screening during the 70th Cannes Film Festival in France. The oxblood lip is undoubtedly winning here.

Iridescent Energy

Aishwarya Rai attends the screening of A Hidden Life during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival wearing a Jean-Louis Sabaji gown. With an origami-inspired, floor-sweeping train, this iridescent gown was overall well-received in the high fashion circles.

Volume Play

Love it or hate it, this Gaurav Gupta moment dominated all tabloids and was the talk of the town throughout the tenure of last year’s edition. Quite audacious and spectacular, if you ask us.

All images via Getty

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- Digital Fashion Writer


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