Best dressed in Cannes Film Festival 2015

(Images from various online portals)

Like every year, Cannes Film Festival 2015 has also brought us some amazing fashion moments. European tabloids are going gaga over Kendel Jenner’s dress. But to me it was run-of-the-mill stuff. Of course, Kendel Jenner is one of the most searched celebs from the Kardashian clan and even if any member from their family sneezes, it becomes a news. So I wasn’t surprized when her black crop top and skirt (more like Indian ghagra choli) started getting rave reviews. But coming to Indian celebs currently at the French town, Sonam Kapoor tried to take fashion risks this year which just backfired. Her cobalt blue Ralph & Russo dress and the feathery green Elie Saab gown, both were not red carpet favourites. The cobalt blue nearly washed out her complexion making her look sick in few frames. The makeup artist should have paid attention. Though her hair looked fab. Her Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Black and gold brocade dress was too vintage, yet was eye catching. Fashion is all about experimenting so I can say lady, you haven’t lost it all. Keep trying and next time beat up the fashion blues. (Literally)

Sonam Kapoor Cannes 2015

Sonam Kapoor in this year’s Cannes appearances

Katrina Kaif was a first timer so we ought to give her some leeway. Her towering look in red lace Elie Saab with a 10 inch heel didn’t get her any brownie points. It was very orthodox for her age. Or maybe she was adhering to some ‘Kapoor Bahu’ protocols. Her black and beige Oscar De La Renta gown was nothing extraordinary either. The makeup was looking drab as she tried to pull together a Kim Kardashian pale lips and dark eyes look. She looks great in pinks and should have tried something in that colour family. Though I liked her daytime Milly black and white dress.

Katrina Kaif, Cannes 2015

Katrina Kaif at Cannes 2015 – image via Indian Express

Aishwarya Rai never fails to surprize. Her last few years at Cannes have been anything but boring.  This time she chose a teal Elie Saab gown which was fun and flirty but not classy. I was a bit disappointed with that choice for her red carpet appearance. Moreover, she chose a Sabyasaachi dress for one of her day looks which made her look like a palatial rose garden. The dress made her look older than she is. But later she appeared in more polished looks that made up for that disappointment.

Aishwarya Rai, Cannes 2015, Ralph and russo

Aishwarya Rai in beautiful Ralph & Russo gown

I loved her Ralph & Russo structured white and black gown with embellishments. It had drama, it had class and it looked perfect for a high-octane red carpet event like Cannes Film Festival. I also loved her burgundy Oscar De La Renta gown for the Jazbaa photocall. The colour looked rich and made her appear younger in the backdrop of the French Riviera. No wonder she is still the most sought after celebrity for brand associations.

Aishwarya Rai, Cannes 2015, Oscar de la Renta

Aishwarya Rai in burgundy strapless gown looking ravishing

Apart from these Bollywood beauties, Richa Chaddha was seen promoting her movie Masaan, which received a standing ovation at the premier. Sabyasaachi saari looked fabulous on her.

Richa Chaddha, Sabyasachi, Cannes 2015

Richa Chaddha at Cannes 2015

Apart from these Bollywood beauties there were many international artists who appeared in astonishingly beautiful and stylish dresses this year. Here is a glimpse of the stylistas who looked fabulous in Cannes 2015 according to me.

1. Li Bing Bing in Zuhair Murad from his Spring Couture collection. Just out from a fairy tale.

Li Bing Bing, Zuhair Murad, Cannes 2015 best dressed

Li Bing Bing in Zuhair Murad

2. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in laser cut Alexander McQueen dress and jacket. They epitomise Ying and Yang.

Cannes 2015 dresses, best dressed at Cannes 2015

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in Cannes 2015

3. Miranda Kerr in Emanuel Ungaro bubble gum pink gown. She looks delicious.

Emanuel Ungaro, Miranda Kerr, Cannes 2015 best dressed

Miranda Kerr, the leggy beauty in Ungaro

4. Li Bing Bing in Elie Saab gown with pearl details. Class apart.

Li Bing Bing, Elie Saab, Cannes Flim Festival gowns

Li Bing Bing has elegance and style

5. 77 year old Jane Fonda in white suit and statement necklace. Proves age is no bar when it comes to tasteful fashion.

Jane Fonda, Cannes 2015 best dressed

Jane Fonda is forever fashion diva

6. Cate Blanchett in black low neck Armani Prive gown with a kimono like broad belt. Poise!

Armani Prive, Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

7. UK pop star Cheryl Fernandez Vercini wore a beautiful Ralph & Russo couture dress. Dreamy!

Ralph and Russo, best dressed in Cannes 2015

Cheryl in Ralph and Russo

8. Lupita Nyongo wore Gucci jade green gown complete with embroidered crystals and silk flowers. She knows what looks good on her.

Gucci, Lupita Nyongo, best gowns in Cannes 2015

Lupita knows what works for her

9. Doutzen Kroes in cut-out Atelier Versace gown with thigh-high split. Daring and sexy!

Douzten Kroes at Cannes 2015

Douzten Kroes is an angel.

10. Cate Blanchett in Giles strapless gown. That Cinderella moment!

Cate Blanchett, best dressed at Cannes 2015

Cate Blanchett in a ball gown

What do you think about these dresses? Did I miss out on any beautiful dress from Cannes 2015? Leave a comment below.

About MumbaiGloss

Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India,,, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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