Indian representation at Cannes 2023

The Cannes Film Festival is a global platform that celebrates exceptional cinema and has also become a platform where fashion takes centre stage. Each year several celebrities and influencers become part of the festival and showcase their individual style. Presence of Indian celebrities and influencers has been increasing over the years and their showcase of vibrant Indian landscape has been indeed talk of the town. The collaboration of many Asian and Indian designers with these celebrities and influencers has added an extra layer of glamour and sophistication to the international cinematic festival.

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Let’s look at the Indian celebrities and influencers that represented India at a global stage:

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

A global fashion icon, known for her iconic roles in Bollywood and Hollywood movies, made heads turn in a stunning gown by Ralph Lauren. Apart from attending the red carpet at the Cannes, she was also part of various panels discussions on women empowerment in the film industry.

Deepika Padukone

Another global celebrity from India, Deepika wore a mesmerizing ensemble from the ace Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee. She attended the festival to promote her upcoming film apart from looking impeccable in her attire.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The timeless beauty is known to grace the festival for years now and this year she walked down the red carpet in an exquisite creation by Manish Malhotra. She attended the event as the brand ambassador of a luxury jewellery brand.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Known for her grace, the fashionista and style icon, Sonam, dazzled in a beautiful ensemble by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Attending the festival representing a luxury beauty brand while captivating everyone with her impeccable fashion style.

Rahi Chadda

The fiery fashion choices of Rahi have become the symbol of futuristic fashion. He kicked off the with a casual look from LV in a relaxed fit co-ord set wore Roberto Cavalli for the Indiana Jones premiere. His feirce red couture tailored pantsuit look by Homolog stole the show and got him named as one of the best-dressed men at Cannes 2023.

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Hina Khan

Popular Indian TV actress made graced the red carpet wearing a stunning gown by Ziad Nakad and was attending the festival to promote her upcoming film. She garnered a lot of praise for her bold and glamorous style.

Diipa Būller-Khosla

A well-known Indian influencer made heads turn in a stunning black and gold gown by Gaurav Gupta that had intricate embroidery and dramatic silhouette that perfectly complemented her bold and glamourous style.

Komal Pandey

Followed by lakhs on her social media platforms, Komal Pandey is known for her unique fashion sense and opted for a vibrant saree-inspired ensemble byIndian designer  Nikhil Thampi. The contemporary draping and modern elements added a fresh twist to the traditional Indian attire.

Santoshi Shetty

A popular fashion and travel influencer made heads turn wearing an exquisite creation by Falguni Shane Peacock. The outfit was crafted with embellishments and intricate detailing showcase the brands’ signature craftsmanship.

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Sara Ali Khan

Debuting at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, Sara walked the red carpet in two stunning looks custom outfits, carefully designed by the master couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and draped by Dolly Jain.

Anushka Sharma

Wearing an off-shoulder cream-coloured embellished Richard Quinn gown, Anushka embodied sheer elegance in the gown sensual silhouette. For her second look she embraced her own version of Barbiecore wearing a pink and black Prada look.

Surveen Chawla

The Indian actress was part of the Kennedy entourage and wore a yellow elegant, stunning lehenga by Seema Gujral pairing it with a lot of diamond jewellery.

Vijay Verma

Wore a couture Gaurav Gupta black tuxedo attending the second Cannes Film Festival.

Masoom Minawala

The award winning influencer from India wore a majestic blue gown by couture designer Falguni Shane Peacock, as she represented India for the fourth consecutive year at Cannes red carpet.

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Sunny Leone

Walked the red carpet in a metallic pink gown by Lebanese designer Naja Saade.

Other Indian representation included names like Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Roy, Mouni Roy, Masoom Minawala, Dolly Singh amongst others. Through their fashion choices and representation these Indian celebrities and influencers gave the global world a taste of India’s rich sartorial heritage leaving them with a lasting impression of the Indian fashion industry and couture fashion.

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Author: Mankiran