At The Races


At the races, Rhea Kapoor channels a bit of Chanel not by donning black and white but by wearing multi-stranded pearls with a red dress and a black patent frame bag. Red Chanel sandals complete her look. For a day event, the red dress with the pearls is a bit overwhelming to me but it’s a cute look. You like?

Catch Rhea’s interview from Harper’s Bazaar here.


Rhea Kapoor at Elle Race


Left: Rhea Kapoor at Elle Race
Right: Chanel, Spring 2008

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani


    • I agree… I surprised P&P have spared the many flaws in this ensemble… I mean its not just the shoes… the bag, the colour of the dress.. the whole look just doesn’t work… looks like something is amiss… I can’t seem to put a finger on it but usually P&P pick up on stuff like this.. perhaps they decided to go easy on the girl.. I wonder why though..

  1. Don’t like the dress.The dress seems to be a throwback to an earlier time.The sandals seem a case of match much.Sure the look spells money but not much else.

  2. I can’t put my finger on i.. but this look ain’t working for me. Maybe its the sunglasses(too round for her face), the bag, the fit of the dress also does not seem right.. something is missing.

  3. Eeeek no! I know it should all be right, but this look is so wrong! Forget about the pearls, they are okay but I can’t get past those shades and her weirdly parted hair! She should
    a) cut her hair
    b) dress more age appropriate (she is not 70)
    c) when she does turn 70, still not wear that dress with those pearls to the races!


  4. I want to make love to that dress. It’s so beautiful.
    However, again- the rest of the look sort of falls flat. The Chanel look with the Dior silhouette is a bit much.

  5. she looks like a dork in those shades! ppl need to understand big shades were and are IN so to say but only if they suit you.. the bag again is TOO big for a dress like this, maybe jeans and a tank wouldve pulled off the bag better, this look either with a clutch or nothing at all…

    rhea needs some dash cash study! a combination of high end expensive stuff isnt always right.

  6. dislike everything except for the hair. ah i love long, wavy hair that has volume.
    at the risk of sounding snobbish, the whole outfit looks cheap- the patent bag, the red dress with the bow (i have something against red dresses, they’re just so IN YOUR FACE), the horrendous chanel shoes (i dislike chanel’s clothes and shoes- i only love the bags, swoooon).
    am on the fence for the pearls- they’re chic, but i just dislike the look so much.

  7. not really…the dress is cute but a little tight on her, its cutting into her armpits & squishing her boobs.

    Also, there are too many things going on – big glasses, multi strands, statement bag, statement shoes, color of dress… needs editing….after all Coco Chanel did say,” before you step out, look in the mirror and remove one accessory”

  8. Love it ! You guys should post a picture of elle editor in chief, nonita kalra . She wore a really sophisticated silhouette for the event..just google elle india race and click on the link by times of india :)

  9. this look is NOT for her,her style should be edgier,she looks older than her years.
    VERY few people can pull those chanel shoes off…maybe Milla Jovovich,Chloe Sevigny,afraid she doesnt!

  10. Don’t like the hair extensions, the showy pearls, the oversized bag, the overwhelming sunglasses and the too-tight at the bust dress.

  11. Classic case of overdose of accessories killing the look….

    Personally, if she got rid of the bag and pearls she would look chic…

  12. Well according to Rhea (via twitter) the dress is £20 from a Vintage Store in Carnaby Street, $20 shades from looks like the only designer piece she has on are the bag (Valentino) and Chanel Shoes!

    She looks good minus the pearls, somehow she makes them look bit tacky =S

    • Just because it’s from a vintage store doesn’t mean it’s not designer – it just means it’s not off the current runways. Julia Roberts wore a vintage Valentino gown when she won her Oscar for Erin Brockovich. Often, fabulous vintage designer pieces can be found in thrift stores and consignment shops, and it’s great fun to go hunting for them! :)

  13. The shoes are ugly, the pearls are unnecessary and it really is a case of ‘match-mutch’. I mean, this may as well have been Divya Khosla Kumar doing what she does best!

  14. the dress would have looked much better without that bag, the pearls, and the shoes. I guess, ppl just like to show off how much money they have, but rather don’t have the brains to put it well together.

  15. I love the entire look – the elegant, old-school dress-and-pearls combo with the kitsch shoes win major brownie points for Rhea in my book.

  16. I go by the rule that the dress should at least appeal to you without knowing price/brand, etc. and this one doesn’t so NO for me.

  17. looks like anil shaved and wore a wig & red dress..striking resemblence to dad her

    i am okay with the shades & bag should have been different

  18. i like it a lot. i don’t think the pearls are a bit much. nor the dress. nor the hair. i’m not a fan of the shades, but it’s mumbai’ maybe they were absolutely necessary…

    and neither kapoor sister has extensions…i don’t like the shoes, but it’s okay. i definitely see why rhea kapoor has stuck to behind-the-scenes film work though.

  19. those her are real hair…she has nice long hair. come on hair is in their genes! they don’t need wigs and extensions! just look at anil kapoor! :P this does make her look old….but i like it. except the bag.

  20. She is stunning, very well put together! Not the stupid white cliche / floral – standard racing attire. she is bold, sexy and the queen of chic


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