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  1. Gunita at | | Reply

    I wish she had skipped the necklace. But seriously, she’s looking so elegant! Love it!
    Although, Sonam and Vidya’s style is very different, nearly opposite, but Sonam’s got competition this time!

    1. Fashionizta at | | Reply

      And there Sonam was happily giving tips for Vidya!!
      I think seeing hz elegant n regal Vidya looks Sonam surely needs to up her game plan

      1. Draupadi at | | Reply

        And what stupid tips was Sonam giving, really. And how could she, I mean so disrespectful

        1. Viz at | | Reply

          Why do we have to pit them against each other. I’m just happy to see so many Indian faces on a global platform like Cannes. Besides their style choices and sensibilities are so different. And both are making us proud. Vidya is playing safe but looking fabulous. Those beautiful sabyasachi designs are really working for her and kudos to Sonam for taking fashion risks at Cannes. I mean how many other Indian actresses would have the courage to do so. She stands out from the crowd and that’s what she is going for I think!

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  2. Rushil at | | Reply

    She is royalty.

  3. crab at | | Reply

    The hair looks severe in the red lehenga; in the saree too, a little bit. Perhaps a braided bun would have been better? But she looks fabulous, particularly in the saree! Love, love, total love.

  4. Anon at | | Reply

    My god – the woman DOES look stunning when she dresses right and makes an effort.
    She looks regal.
    PS: My only minor gripe is that its aging her, this is something I would expect a Shabana Azmi/Sridevi to wear. She still looks stunning though.

  5. Kari at | | Reply

    She looks stunning in both outfits. So classy. Glad she didn’t go OTT! And she makes Indian wear look good.

  6. nandso at | | Reply

    Wow! love the addition of the vintage watch … to be sbay’s muse at cannes is paying off!

  7. Adya at | | Reply

    Is that a cotton sari? Lovely! I just wish the make up was just a tad less grey. The red lehnga is perfect too. Good job Sabya!

  8. maya at | | Reply

    how beautiful and graceful does she look!

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  10. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    She looks amazing!!! The hair and make-up is perfect. I dislike the necklace with that saree think its unnecessary but still a minor gripe.

    1. Fashionizta at | | Reply

      Yeah the necklace n the black sleeve ages her look but she still gives that classy elegant I know Im gorgeous attitude Vidya rocks

  11. smruthi at | | Reply

    Vidya mentioned Jayati Bose is styling her for Cannes. Loving it for now !! I hope she keeps surprising us till the end.

  12. sonal at | | Reply

    same hair do :\ and not felling both the looks

  13. S at | | Reply

    The necklace could have been left out with the white saree to let those beautifulllll motifs on the blouse do the talking but nevertheless, she has really shocked me! Stunning and SO TRUE to her Indian values!

  14. crack at | | Reply

    She looks so…Royal…
    So loving this white look, but really missing a bindi

  15. dn at | | Reply

    Love the looks!! Love the lehenga on her, and how regal she looks in that colour. The white saree is perfect for the outdoor setting. I would have liked a bindi with the saree, but she still looks so well groomed. Please ID the jewellery as well. The jhumkas and the necklace are to die for.

    1. dn at | | Reply

      Also, I am glad both Vidya and Nandita (who is on the jury for short films) are there for their body of work, and not just their looks. So it did not matter what they wore, but is an added bonus.

  16. Madhulika at | | Reply

    Vidya looks gorgeous. Could you please ID the jhumkis she wore with the maroon lehenga?

  17. Harshita at | | Reply

    simple gorgeous…love love love from head to toe

  18. M at | | Reply

    I looked at the picture in the red lehenga and I thought oh ok, she looks really good. And then I saw her in the white saree and OMG does she look DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Everything is perfect, and she is carrying it so gracefully unlike how she usually spoils her look by a sloppy drape.

    What magic…I don’t think even Sonam or Freida can do better than this one.

  19. Arna at | | Reply

    She has a stunning face and will be a surprise Cannes….

  20. Jhyy at | | Reply

    She hasn’t looked this good in ages !!!!! Love !

  21. Rashmi at | | Reply

    Oh my my !!! She looks fab!! And the best part for once she has the fabric of her Saree right for her and the drape, which she sometimes gets all messy, is just Perfect!!!
    And she looks so elegant and gracious in that simple red lehenga !!!

  22. Sweta at | | Reply

    Drop-dead gorgeous! So classy. So magical. Just when I was losing interest in Sabyasachi because of repetitive outfits, he outshone himself. Not to forget Bollywood’s golden attagirl who has never looked so good for quite sometime.

  23. Anita at | | Reply

    I like the red lehenga v elegant. The white sari is making her look older and the necklace is unnecessary. I wish she could’ve experimented with looks like she did for Marie Claire. Hire that stylist bored with sabya

  24. slc at | | Reply

    Wow, wow and wow. She looks so elegant. Her stylist has done a fabulous job. Kudos. I was a little worried with her drapery issues, but she has nailed it. Just love this look.

  25. Mads at | | Reply

    Maharani Vidya looks regal and classy!! She looks like royalty in the white saree! love!!

    1. eclat at | | Reply

      But she *isn’t* a maharani!!! Why is she pretending to be one? Cannes has enough fake Eurotrash royalty, without her wanting to join them lol

  26. psudo at | | Reply

    Correct me if i am mistaken but why oh why does every one styled by sabyasachi end up looking the same !!!!
    A tight bun a small bindi and jhumkis!!!!! Like how many timesss !!!
    and whats up with the matronly politician look!!! D huh!!

  27. SS at | | Reply

    She looks great but I do wish she had gone for a softer updo with the saree and skipped the necklace. Apart from that, no complaints.

  28. Ayesha at | | Reply

    Hurray…finally perfect draping … that too for a cotton sari!

  29. Pheeling laejji at | | Reply

    Wow! She looks regal, strong and very professional all at the the same time. Brillant job Jayati Bose. The lehenga look has more panache and the necklace could have been avoided in the other. I sure am waiting for the next Vidya sighting at Cannes.

  30. karishma at | | Reply

    the best thing about her is her gorgeous hair so it’s a shame she didn’t go in for a big blow out and have gorgeous tresses.

  31. RS at | | Reply

    Flawless. She makes Indian wear look so elegant and regal.

  32. Presi at | | Reply

    Don’t really like the neckpiece with the sari… it looks a little plasticky atleast in the pictures…. Otherwise just love the look

  33. Draupadi at | | Reply

    You tend to fall in love with an actor when they are so damn well turned out. This is the magic of Sabyasachi. Also so badly want that white sari, am sure he will get a million orders for that sari

  34. Evita at | | Reply

    Dear Payal,

    The jewellery worn by Vidya on the saree is by Pankaj Surana, Creative Head, House of Surana.

  35. mm at | | Reply

    Ms. Balan does look good, but I wish she had changed up the hair-do.

    The white saree appears to be a modified Kerala ‘kasavu’ saree (the modification being the one inch border on the gold border).

  36. just me at | | Reply

    She looks like royalty in that maroon outfit. Elegant, beautiful, timeless. Love!

  37. diptiN at | | Reply

    She looks fabulous. I specially like the maroon outfit. Just stunning and so elegant.

  38. A at | | Reply

    Off topic, but It’s really uncalled for to bring Aishwarya’s name into this. I always thought the Indian media unneccesarily made a big deal out of what Aishwarya was wearing. They completely missed the whole point of her being there. Instead of focusing on the fact that she was the first Indian jury they made a big deal out of what she wore. And they keep talking about after all these years. Every huge celebrity in the world has had fashion faux pas. Angelina Jolie is huge now, but she’s had her share of faux pas even more than Aishwarya’s.
    Anyway Vidya looks classy and royal.

  39. charan at | | Reply

    Love the maroon outfit and her clean look. I was secretly going “Thank God!”. I also love the kerala kusavu saree look, but that necklace has to go!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      Ya, the saree does have that kerela saree look. I am not a big fan of the center parting especially when done so sleek on vidya. But she looks amazing !!!

  40. fromchi-town at | | Reply

    Love it… She looks like royalty in both the looks. I want her to chane it up though for the coming days.

  41. Shelly at | | Reply

    My-My! She looks STUNNING!

  42. Lola at | | Reply

    This is how it should be done…loving Vidya’s choices.

  43. Paroma at | | Reply

    She looks great in the red lehenga. Although the hair is too severe and adds a few years.

  44. MaidinMumbai at | | Reply

    I think VB and Christoph Waltz are going to be BFFs (cue Waltz fangirls crying:)) There’s a back shot of the two and the blouse looks good! The sari is nice but what the hell was the dupatta draped on the head outfit. Still props on the whole – pretty much standard Vidya but in a good way.

  45. feeamm at | | Reply

    She look STUNNING! JAYATI BOSE and SABYASACHI you have created magic together. So elegant and graceful Vidya looks. I guess Jayati Bose is styling her for her next movie too. Vidya makes India proud with her elegant appearance and her body of work as a cannes jury member.

  46. Nazia at | | Reply

    This is definitely one of VB’s best looks, she looks so royal and elegant!Love

  47. eclat at | | Reply

    More than anybody else’s looks, it’s *these* outfits which are looking forced and over-thought to me. It’s like a persona that’s she’s donned.
    Jury +Indian+ royal vintage theme= constipated, stiff outfits.

    1. GG at | | Reply

      love your comment. Well articulated. Yes it is stiff and boring.
      That hairstyle has go to go. They couldn’t due an elegant french knot? if she looks this pretty in that horrible severe hairstyle imagine how great she would have looked in french knot with a better saree.I think Vidya needs to sit down and think hard about her personal style and not get taken over by the designer.
      She looked her best in Parineeta. Hairstyle , make up everything.she needs to go back to that and re evaluate what works and what does not.

  48. Alltheprettycolors at | | Reply

    This woman is so gorgeous. Why are her outfits so lame? Did sabyasachi pay for her plane ticket so that she can’t wear anything else?

  49. Violet at | | Reply

    love love love love love. Hats off. Just really thankful to see her in these and happy to have the world see her in these. She is perhaps intentionally going for the professional and serious, regal look (the hairstyle). The only eyesore was the head-cover look.

  50. khushboo vijayvargiya at | | Reply

    WOWWW! she just looked so ROYAL!

  51. bb at | | Reply

    she looks so wonderfully Indian, lovely pleated sari and jewels. But these looks make her seem older than she is.

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