Sonam Kapoor wasn't "prepared much for Cannes" and still looks like this


Sonam Kapoor wasn’t “prepared much for Cannes” and still looks like this

Just your basic, run-of-the-mill red carpet blockbuster

By Hasina Khatib  May 22nd, 2017

In between attending the National Awards, dropping her first-ever clothing line Rheson and her back-to-back shoot schedule, Sonam Kapoor has been woefully unprepared for the red carpet extravaganza that is the Cannes Film Festival. In a recent interview with PTI, she confided, “This year, since we are busy doing so many other things, I have not prepared much for Cannes. Usually, my sister Rhea styles me and she is busy making the film Veere Di Wedding. I was busy shooting for two films and promoting our fashion brand Rheson. We decided not to put any pressure on ourselves and just have a good time. So we don’t think about it much. It’s not about the status quo of being on the Cannes red carpet.”

It would be worth noting at this point that Sonam’s idea of “unprepared” involves holographic saris and custom Elie Saab gowns worthy of royalty. Just two days and two appearances in, the actress has already given us some of the memorable looks of the year. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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Sonam began her Cannes 2017 stint with an iridescent sari and white mesh blouse from Nor Black Nor White that you’re totally excused for not being able to tear your eyes away from. Topped off with geometric baubles from Chinese label Lynn Ban and pastel-perfect make-up, Miz Kapoor was at one with the French Riviera.

The pastel love affair continued on the red carpet with a delicate blush-coloured gown from Elie Saab. Loop in some heavy danglers from Kalyan Jewellers and that fresh pink glow, and Sonam had (another) red carpet hit on her hands.

In photos: Sonam Kapoor’s Cannes diary

Preceded by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, Sonam has been judicious at Cannes this year, limiting her appearances to just two in as many days. There’s something to be said about making it worth the wait though.

Sonam Kapoor takes to the Cannes 2017 red carpet
Cape sleeves and a delicate train round off her custom Elie Saab gown
Sun, sand and a blindingly bright sari
Sonam Kapoor takes in the French riverside
No such thing as too much pink
Haute couture with a traditional haath phool? yes, please

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes 2017

If we looked even half as good post 40, we’d thank our stars and live out our days in bliss. Aishwarya took to the Cannes red carpet looking at least a decade younger in a steady stream of voluminous gowns from Michael Cinco and Ralph & Russo.

Floral extravaganza, courtesy Mark Bumgarner
Aishwarya takes in the sun at the French Riviera
Aishwarya works bright lips for daywear
Aishwarya Rai in Yanina Couture
Aishwarya in Ralph and Russo

Rihanna and Aishwarya
Aishwarya in Michael Cinco

Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2017

After a series of questionable appearances, Deepika Padukone cinched her second-ever Cannes appearance with sweeping gowns and edgy eye make-up. Here’s all that she got up to.

Deepika Padukone in Marchesa
Deepika Padukone in Johanna Oritz
Deepika Padukone on the red carpet
Deepika Padukone at the L'Oréal Paris Beach Studio
Deepika Padukone with Val Garland
Deepika Padukone in Marchesa
Deepika Padukone in Galvan London
Experimenting with graphic aqua eyes
Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Deepika Padukone
Elle Fanning, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Deepika Padukone
Soaking up the sunshine before the day starts
Deepika Padukone in Johanna Oritz
Deepika Padukone in Marchesa
Deepika Padukone in Brandon Maxwell
Deepika works emerald smoky eyes
Deepika Padukone on the red carpet
Deepika Padukone in Solace London
Deepika Padukone in Balenciaga