Deepika Padukone, an Indian actor and jury member at the Cannes Film Festival this year, attended various screenings, panel discussions, and parties while on duty. She is also a bonafide red carpet star, which added extra pressure to her look. Padukone’s stylist Shaleena Nathani helped her create multiple looks for the event; one of them included a variety of different silhouettes that played with extreme proportions.
Padukone kicked off the festival on an elevated casual note when she wore a Sabyasachi silky shirt, high-waisted green trousers, and an ornate statement necklace to the jury members’ official photograph call. Later that night, for a screening of The Final Cut, she changed into a more formal gown by the label—a sari-inspired silhouette that was striped and embellished with sequins. It was a thoughtful (and stylish) nod to her own roots.
Actress Deepika Padukone has continued to make a splash at the film premieres she attends throughout the week. At the premiere of Armageddon Time last week, for instance, she wore a red Louis Vuitton gown with a peplum waist. At a screening of The Innocent this week, she slipped into Ashi Studio’s one-shouldered gown in tangerine, complete with dramatic ruffles. Her willingness to take risks and venture into more daring territory—whether it be voluminous shapes or strong colors—has been entirely refreshing to witness against a sea of glitzy gowns.
As for her search for the closing ceremony last night? She wore a ethereal garment by the celebrated Indian designer Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, which was ruched in all the right areas and outfitted with a shimmery pearl collar. Just one word came to mind Heavenly.