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  1. SK at | | Reply

    Put her in jail. She’s killed just too many people with her looks. SLAY!!!

  2. Sundale at | | Reply

    She is a beauty….

  3. Tina at | | Reply

    Fascinating!

  4. Tania at | | Reply

    Oh my god !!! This had me doing a double twke.
    She looks beyond gorgeous. Stunning !!
    Sonam, watch and learn. This is how you make a statement.
    Ash looks absolutely diva-esque even though this gown is quite generic….her overpowering presence should be credited for that.

    1. Div at | | Reply

      There is nothing for sonam to watch and learn here. They are both very beautiful women with their own individual sense of fashion. Aishwarya likes to play safe and sonam likes to have fun and risks with fashion. Whats the fun in watching them if they all look fashionably same. So keep calm and stop comparing :)

      1. slc at | | Reply

        Amen!

      2. Alba at | | Reply

        +1

        All of a sudden there is a lot of hate/scorn for Sonam on HHC from the commenters. Like you said, Sonam likes to take risks and have fun with clothes and dressing up. And nine out of ten times, her looks + dressing knocks it out of the park.

      3. Shoeul at | | Reply

        Sonam is no way anywhere close to Aishwarya in terms of beauty. Aishwarya can wear a garbage sack and look better than the best look Sonam can come up with.

        1. BlueBells at | | Reply

          COMPLETELY agree! And the irony is that Sonam called Aishwarya “aunty ji” or whatever. Talk of arrogance without experience!

          Sonam can only copy. Like even when it comes to wearing stuff “at the races”, Aishwarya has NO comparison. Sonam in fact ends up looking frumpy in an attempt to copy Aish. (Have a look at Aish at the Royal Ascot. REGAL is the word!)

          P.S. Aish is working the colour here like nobody’s business. She could literally kill, man! And in fact I would kill to look like her at her age. The colour of her hair is only complementing the colour of the dress. Can anybody even say she’s a mom? Magnificent is her middle name. <3

        2. Avani at | | Reply

          Totally agree. Her beauty is her USP. I don’t think even it’s worthwhile comparing Sonam with Aish. Based on looks, Aish will always be light years ahead. This gown is definitely bordering Prom but she looks wonderful in it.

      4. Stiletto at | | Reply

        This year Cannes says ‘fun’ and ‘risks’ don’t always work. Aishwarya fared far better than Sonam. Aishwarya got game!!

  5. Salimah at | | Reply

    I CANNOT GET OVER HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE LOOKS! the color of the dress +her hair and make up= perfection. stunning!

    This may be too fancy for a photocall but she looks amazing!

  6. Anna at | | Reply

    Loveddddddd it !!!!
    Beautiful
    But again same old hair & makeup

  7. Malka at | | Reply

    You are right, the black mesh doesn’t look right.
    Hair has been the same throughout Cannes. Would have loved to see something different.
    As for the gown, waist up, she looks flawless.

  8. SQ at | | Reply

    Sigh… Such a classic movie star look…

  9. Puja at | | Reply

    the color of the gown, Hair, Makeup its all Fab.. But the Gown itself.. hmm.. its giving me an itch to go n trim those random piece of cloths hanging in the gown. its so distracting and comletely unnecessary.

  10. pragya at | | Reply

    She is looking super great…wouldnt change even a single thing…All five appearances at Cannes are just amazing

  11. UM at | | Reply

    she is beautiful, we know ! thats not a revelation. but look at her dress, i cant believe its her 14th time at cannes. she has such pathetic, cheap fashion sense. just imagine if Kat or sonam had worn this, u guys would’ve ripped them apart. i think Katrina deserves a collective apology from all those who bashed her.

    1. Nancy at | | Reply

      Hello UM, So on the behalf of this entire universe I offer you the biggest apology that everyone bashed up the biggest star ‘Katrina’. Hoping now you will stop posting your requests for apology on every Aishwarya post. And Poor ash may have a ‘Cheap/Pathetic’ Fashion sense, yet she makes everything work with her poise, grace and beauty. Aishwarya probably should imbibe ‘Rich/Fabulous’ Fashion sense from ‘Crystalline’ Katrina.

    2. Shoeul at | | Reply

      ROFLMFAO at “collective apology”. Katrina was a horror show at Cannes and deserved to be shunned, so that she may come up with something better next year.

      Aishwarya was an absolute stunner and wore good clothes and needs to be acknowledged.

    3. Thea at | | Reply

      This. It is her looks that is salvaging her appearance. Every dress she wore is worse than what Katrina wore. But people like to hate on Katrina/Sonam for reasons I will never understand. I think it is seasonal. Hatred targets keep changing.

      1. Bertie at | | Reply

        Hate?
        I think if you look at close up pics of all three – sonam, katrina and aishwarya, you can easily see why people gush over ash
        Sonam close ups in the blue ralph & russo are beyond scary

    4. harry at | | Reply

      Common! On this very forum, we had criticised Ash a number of times for her horrid sense of dressing when she wore those pathetic anarkalis. It’s unfair to say we r biased. It’s just that this time she has had a good run despite her clothes r being not so great. Let’s give it to her where it’s due.

  12. Div at | | Reply

    While she looks beautiful here, if we talk about fashion and styling, there is nothing great about the dress nor the meh hair styling.

  13. sanyukta at | | Reply

    Im awestruck! ! This woman’s getting gorgeous by the day…!!! Btw she always has this gold bangle…I guess its her wedding bangle kinda thing or lucky charm..its kinda cute that she never takes it off….

    1. sudeshna at | | Reply

      It’s a Bengali traditional bangle ” Loha” worn by ALL married women, usually gifted at the time of marriage by the in-laws… Given her Bengali MIL, no wonder she never takes this off!! ;) :P

    2. priya at | | Reply

      yep! that’s her wedding bangle (called “loha”), worn by bengali women. i think it’s quite impressive that she always has it on no matter where she is or what outfit she has on, considering that even regular bengali women (most of them) don’t wear the bangle on a daily basis any more!

    3. Jasmine at | | Reply

      it’s an iron bangle (clad in gold) worn by Bengali brides at the time of the wedding. (Her mum-in-law is Bengali.)

  14. Shiny Object at | | Reply

    She looks great. Maybe not the right dress for a photo call aboard what appears to be a yacht.

  15. lynn at | | Reply

    WOAH. Oxblood/Maroon/Deep red is her color!!! She looks absolutely ravishing. THIS is how one makes a statement on an international platform.. no theatrics, excessive makeup, or elaborate gowns.. just simple, clean and fresh. I’m in LOVE.

    For all those complaining about her hair and lip color.. it probably remained the same because of the brand she endorses.. he hair looks just like what we see in those total repair 5 commercials.. and I for one, don’t mind it at all.. i’d kill for that hair! I thought the Elie Saab one was knockout.. this is even better! *tips hat*

  16. Deepa at | | Reply

    She is back and how! Oh my god! she looks too good, she is 40 people, can anyone believe it?? Absolutely ravishing!!!

  17. Robert at | | Reply

    Jaw dropping beauty this is called. I’m even willing to ignore the cheap looking gown and the under arm boobies.

    1. kanchanmasi at | | Reply

      Thank you! You are the first to point out this very important aspect that people have missed from this look.

      Yes she looks stunning, yes her make up is flawless and she is very very beautiful. But the way the top part of the gown is fitting around her body reminds me of cake mix in the oven.

  18. trupsster at | | Reply

    My God this woman is every bit Miss World even today, and she knows it! Aishwarya looks incredibly well put together – hair, makeup, gown, pose, expression – all of it! Looks like she reserves most of her ensembles for offshore soirees! Not that I’m complaining though!

  19. Harry at | | Reply

    i don’t care how many risks sonam or anybody for that matter takes! What works is always the look and feel. One might wear a plain white cloth, but if it makes them looks gorgeous then that’s what works! This festival, Aishwarya scores purely by her presence, personality and elegance. She is making even the most simple look work for her. Whereas Sonamdrspitw taking risks is unable to deliver. That’s ok! Better luck next time Sonam. This year is not yours. And hey, Kat looked fabulous in the Red dress despite everything being wrong with it. This style!

    1. Vysh at | | Reply

      +1

  20. Harry at | | Reply

    That’s style!*

  21. olala at | | Reply

    When you are a movie star, the clothes do not wear you, you wear the clothes.

    The gown really is very ordinary. It is she who stands out!

  22. Aditi at | | Reply

    I have to say I loved this and her debut look by far than most her looks at Cannes upon now.. she owns every bit of it!!

  23. Mads at | | Reply

    I die!!!! She looks every bit the Bollywood Royalty that she is… Totally agree with a commenter above — fashion is finding what works for YOU and YOU ALONE!!!

  24. Neharika at | | Reply

    I think Ash could wear a sack and look good.This gown is so average and has a prom like feeling to it which I don’t like but ash puts life into this gown. It is criminal to look this good. Also, like Sonam, Ash is overdressed here. This for a photo call? She could have saved this for the red carpet. For those comparing the two, I think we shouldn’t. I have equal excitement about what Sonam is going to wear and about how Ash is going to look. I am sad that Frieda is not there this year. I think they all represent India very well. Ash looks smashing for 40…I hope I look 3/4th as good when I turn 40.

    1. Thea at | | Reply

      3/4th as good.. that would make you one of the most beautiful women in the world on par with Katrina/Deepika levels ;).

  25. veena at | | Reply

    If there ever was a mortal that could launch a thousand ships, it has to be Aishwarya. I do not see anything high fashion here, but I guess that’s the point. She can slay even in the most ordinary outfits. You are a national treasure Ash!

    1. Jiminywiminy at | | Reply

      +1

    2. Avani at | | Reply

      Amen.

  26. shanaya at | | Reply

    Neck up she is flawless as always. The gown on the other hand looks nothing like the usual oscar de la renta and more like a Jade copy that Madhuri Dixit wore to filmfare awards(blue one)!! Could be identical. Nothing expensive looking about the dress apart from the colour. and compared to Katrina’s De la renta this is just tacky looking. I cant understand why her stylist has been giving her one mediocre dress after another or did the designers not know who she was getting the dresses for?? Surely dressing Aishwarya Rai at Cannes is a huge deal so why then are her clothes so not worthy of the event she’s at?? It annoys me that someone as beautiful as Aish hasnt had that dramatic Wow outfit to match her looks.

  27. naughtytrini at | | Reply

    I honestly dont believe that this woman won Miss World in 1994!!! and she looking like this TODAY! This is what you really call beauty! A long lasting beauty, she is making India proud. Best appearance at Cannes 2015. You ever just see a pic and can look at it on and on and on, this is it.

  28. Sandy at | | Reply

    She looks breathtaking ! Love the dress and make up.

  29. SS at | | Reply

    S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

  30. from-chitown at | | Reply

    She is slaying it… that color looks sensational on her. That last pic of hers is giving me life. Her make up game has been on point at Cannes this year.

  31. slc at | | Reply

    It’s a standard gown, but the color is lovely. She looks gorgeous.

  32. arpitha at | | Reply

    though both the gowns she wore are not that great, the colors suit her and the styling accentuates her simple beauty.

  33. Ranij at | | Reply

    She is looking too beautiful and that colour on her looks wow!

  34. genie at | | Reply

    She looks amazing.. No complaints
    However is the dress 2 sizes small… Ouch those armpits… very painful to see :(

    1. farah at | | Reply

      +1. And i thought it was bra bulge.smh. its distracting.

  35. dilorea at | | Reply

    Forget fashion or style. This look slays. She looks ravishing.

  36. Maya at | | Reply

    Wow! What a stunning color! Her hair looks so good also but I hope she changes it up for other appearances, it’s been same past 3 looks.
    I’m guessing it’s a loreal lipstick, anyone know which shade?

  37. Liaa at | | Reply

    Firstly can everyone please stop the amazement at how someone can look good at 40?! I am 39 and in the best shape of my life with two kids one of whom is a teen! So please stop the patronising

    Secondly the colour is gorgeous. But other than that her hair and make up is almost the same for 3 events now. The dress is totally outdated . Can someone please chop out the ruffles feathers and nonsense from the Indian wardrobe please .

    1. shruti at | | Reply

      Just because you ‘think’ you are in the best shape of your life, does not mean the commentators should stop appreciating Aishwarya and her beauty at her age. I dont think this is a comparison between you and her or with anyone else for that matter. If we can trash her for dressing badly, it’s only fair that we compliment her when she looks good.

      1. Liaa at | | Reply

        It’s not about what I ‘think’ but the underlying assumption that at 40 you will suddenly grow horns! Jane Fonda looks even better than her at 70! Julianne Moore who isn’t a beauty queen looks equally amazing ..The list goes on. Nowadays even laywomen look great past 40 let alone screen icons. Ash is a beauty no doubt added by a lot of facilities most of us just read about but her personal style is lacking .
        Take this appearance – stunning colour and gorgeous face that she is.. Oxblood prom dress for a daytime photocall aboard a yacht in broad daylight ? Really ?

    2. Dhei at | | Reply

      Yea seriously, I am 36 and look just fine. Don’t know why age is such a big deal when people talk about women .

    3. sk at | | Reply

      Yes I’m also 97 and in the best shape of my life *eyeroll*

      1. P at | | Reply

        I’m 28 and I look like a neglected beach ball. Does that matter??

    4. Bertie at | | Reply

      Hahaha patronizing??
      Who can patronize ash for looking good??
      People are amazed, and rightfly so, that she is starting to look younger and not older

  38. Nancy at | | Reply

    In love with this look!! And maybe for the millionth time but how utterly, insanely gorgeous does Aishwarya looks here. Such a magical movie star moment. Can’t take my eyes off her.

  39. sarah at | | Reply

    is this woman real? she is other-worldly beautiful here, like a hallucination

  40. ada at | | Reply

    The makeup and the color is perfection. Whereas the gown in itself is very unflattering. the skirtbpart of it should have been higher n it wld have looked amazing . The lower skirt part or whatever technical term it is makes her look round . the dress is 2 size too small n looks like she can’t breathe.
    And as for sonam she is trying too hard to get noticed . she is getting noticed but for all the wrong reasons.She looked desperate this Cannes . Hope she recovers next year by not wearing ” costumey” clothes. The black one looked straight out of Mahabharat sets.
    Katrina kaifs red dress made me confused as to where the dress ended n red carpet started. Red hair ,red carpet n red dress not good.

    1. Bertie at | | Reply

      Mahabharat!! ROFL

  41. Fashion bubble at | | Reply

    No doubt Aishwarya looks super gorgeous. What a beautiful face . The colour makes her even more ravishing. The dress however is very mediocre. The ruched long bodice looks straight out of a 90s Madhuri dixit movie . Bad

  42. Unda Murgi at | | Reply

    Stunning!
    Sad that Ash will be packing her glamorous self away and returning back home to the over embellished and boring Anarkalis she saves for her appearances in India.

  43. Jiminywiminy at | | Reply

    Holy fox, she looks INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! I agree with peeps above that the dress is very prommy stock-type, but the make up, the hair, accessories are perfect! Love the lip colour.
    She truly has the kind of beauty that would launch a thousand ships!

  44. Paroma at | | Reply

    Some fit issues. But overall she looks a million bucks!!

  45. Rupa at | | Reply

    Holy moly!Thecolour and the make up is beautiful. She looks breathtakingly gorgeous.

  46. arpy at | | Reply

    ash looks smokinng! make up is on the point too,. way to go ash, clearly you ruled the red carpet this time!

  47. lightsaber at | | Reply

    This gown looks eerily similar to the Cavalli gown she wore in 2009! http://www.highheelconfidential.com/aishwarya-at-cannes-2009-a-first-look/

    Setting the discussion about her styling/ fashion quotient aside, all this gushing over how youthful she is suddenly looking at 41 compared to how she looked even 1 or 2 years ago, it seems naive. Isn’t it?

  48. Bertie at | | Reply

    Wow!!
    This woman is 40!! She looks amazing! Awesome! Breathtaking
    Why should’nt people gush about her beauty and age?
    Who else from indian cinema is relevant at an international platform for beauty products, that too at age 40?
    Umm nobody except the beautiful Aishwarya!

  49. olala at | | Reply

    Dear Magazine Editors,

    I do not understand why you would photoshop a face such as this.

    Sincerely

  50. Dhvani at | | Reply

    the dress looks like it has been photoshopped on her body. no doubt she looks very pretty, but something is wrong with the way it is fitting on her body.

  51. Avani at | | Reply

    She deserved the Miss World then and she deserves it now. What a beauty!

  52. Joules at | | Reply

    Like her hair a lot but the dress and the fitting are bad. Also I feel like Indian actresses (whether Sonam, Kat or Aish) have this non casual ice maiden (not having fun) vibe to them which makes it hard to really like them on the red carpet at Cannes. Compare this to Julianne Moore or Eva L. and you will see what I am trying to say.

  53. vanaja at | | Reply

    She is beyond gorgeous!! She totally owned the look.

  54. Rupal at | | Reply

    she looks gorgeous but the gowns seems to be too tight for her. Look below her armpit from the back. She is squeezed in that dress.
    open it up lady and take a breath

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