In Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

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The closing ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival saw Ms. Padukone do all-white in an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla sari paired with a pearl collar necklace also by the duo. In a sea of black, her white look definitely stood out and I also loved that she picked a sari to close out her Cannes outing. Having said that though, I wish the hairdo wasn’t this severe. A minor gripe.


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Deepika Padukone


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  1. So ugly this saree is … it looks like a fashion collages final year students collection … with too many elements to distract ….though she is looking nice …… you know so many Indian celebs at Cannes wearing ugly net tulle gowns and sarees but not one single one of them wore one handloom saree ,our heritage …our weavers weave such beautiful intricate timelessness and these celebs choose such tacky clothes ! So disappointing

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    • Our stars and their stylists first need to be educated and informed about Indian weaves and the beauty in them before expecting any such representation. It’s tackiness over beauty for Bollywood anyways. Having said that, Deepika does looks striking and that it because she has the looks and height to pull of this tricky saree.

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    • I love the other ladies in their gowns, especially the blue one. If it’s a saree wear a dignified one, if it’s a gown I guess fun or elegant could be best. Deepika just pulled this off n it’s a ivory soft white so it’s gonna look fabulous however shoddy the design be.

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    • why does an international event warrant a handloom or weave? do you see LiYuchun in a traditional Chinese gown or Mai Davika in a Thai robe? liking this look is one thing but constantly whining about representing india is just not necessary.

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      • The reason I say this , is out so many events you can wear one of traditional saree it won’t kill anyone it’s basically giving our weavers a platform and recognition … weaving is dying art and I care about it , it won’t change my opinion … people like Swati and Sunaina and bela Sanghvi try so hard to keep handloom weaving alive ,weavers alive . I do interact with with revivalist and I know how bad the situation is with weavers … when Deepika wore kanchivaram saree for her wedding angadi galleria sold sound 95 pieces similar to her saree and that my friend is what keeps weavers alive and puts food in their plate and pays for their kids education … I don’t expect them to wear it everyday but once in 100 outing would help our weavers ,won’t hurt anyone .Deepika has that star power , beauty and stature … millions follow her this is least her stylist could do

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        • It’s not just about saris it’s about textiles , maybe an international designer will like the weave and source the textiles from India for nest collection and not to forget out handloom is also sustainable ! Fashion doesn’t have to be snooty and disconnected from reality always, it can have a heart .

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        • You know our stars will wear or promote and love Indian weaves once Internationally it is raged on. Until then we’ll have to justify why it’s important or best to position, as against ajsk, sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra.
          Stars want to use the terms like representation , Indian on global map and all that phony stuff but what was the representation like? Here, a huge pearl table cloth, a overly fluffed white saree like and a bustiere. It’s not representing India literally. Most others don’t wear traditional national outfits but also don’t claim to represent their countries, US and Europe is way too multicultural to do national reps.

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  2. She looks fantastic, and the necklace is the standout feature.

    It appears that she has regained her mojo. Deepika looks great in more conventionally beautiful designs with just one or two standout features, whether they are her accessories, her hair, or the gown’s colour.
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  3. Simply perfection and what a way to close out this journey at Cannes! Sartorially, she did fantastic with a variety of hair, make-up and styles; yet all of them seemed like her.

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  4. The saree makes quite the statement without being too gimmicky. And the pearl necklace thankfully doesn’t overwhelm her. All in all a great way to close out the show.

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  5. I love this! She is literally shining amongst the black ensembles. I don’t even mind the hair because it feels restrained as is appropriate of a jury member.

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  6. The hair, makeup, neckpiece and blouse are all great.
    But sorry, I can’t bring myself to like the sari for some reason.

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  7. Not every international event is a stage to showcase Indian weaves. It’s okay.
    And just because it’s an Indian weave doesn’t mean it will be a great look.
    All looks needs thought and effort to make it look good.
    This is quite an impressive look. My personal opinion

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    • This! I am so tired of this Indian weave comment. What they are wearing is Indian workmanship too, it’s not like Sabya or AJSK etc are importing the workmanship that goes into their clothes. Most of them are made in India so what’s the big deal?

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      • Many a time people imitate the clothes and accessories that the stars wear. Have seen this in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil industry. When they wear Indian weaves on huge platforms like these, there are high chances that the textiles/clothes get noticed, there possibly will be more buyers, and there will be lesser suicides among the weavers. I work with weavers in Siricilla, Pedana and Pochampally, I KNOW and saw their pains firsthand.

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  8. Deepika looks breath-taking in the saree. It’s really well accessorized with the necklace and draped beautifully. The hair and makeup complements the look really well. She definitely stands out in the group photo! In an aside, I bought a very similar saree at a zillionth of the price in my recent trip to India and can’t wait to drape it!

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  9. Impactful!
    Not talking about this blog as we don’t know the profiles and preferences of the commentators here but people on Insta are bashing Ashwariya and Deepika for not opting Indian weaves at international platform like Cannes. ‘Influencers’ who mostly wear western labels and are first to grab first new arrivals at fast fashion brands like Zara, H&M are bashing these Bollywood ladies for not wearing handloom sarees at Cannes. Such double standards!!

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  10. The pearl necklace collar looks ridiculous to me. And not liking the saree either. She looks good despite these oddities. Not sure how so many of you are liking this look. Standing out isn’t always desirable.

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  11. Fabulous. That’s a lot of saree and our girl did well to keep the hair minimal. This is grand without being overwhelming. What a run, phew.

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  12. Fabulous. That’s a lot of saree and our girl did well to keep the hair and make-up minimal. This is a grand statement without being overwhelming. Recognizably a saree but pushing it into new areas.
    What a run, phew.

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  13. Gorgeous saree to end her reign in Cannes this year! Deepika has outdone herself in all her outfits, sleek and minimalistic..

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  14. A wispy, loose bun is what I miss. And eye make up that won’t seem like lack of sleep on her .. brighter makeup n pink lip was needed for this look. Ms. Sandhya Shekar let her look tired in all of her Cannes looks.

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  15. Stunningly gorgeous… What a way to close out the ceremony! i think this was THE best look at Cannes. Maybe a bit busy, but it all comes together very well. Kudos to Deepika!!

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  16. Ruffle Bustier and Bib. To each their own but this is the usual AJSK taste bypass outfit.

    Not post specific but I quite enjoy how the people in thebackground of these events look so bored.

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  17. My humble opinion but I feel Deepika is overdressed. She is on a professional mission as a jury. Her outings have been daily Met gala. I just feel a little sartorial restraint would have done her good. Right now it seems she went by Cannes only to wear dramatic clothes. It’s nice to stand out but she is sticking out from her fellow juries in a very weird way. I am finding this outing very jarring in that context.

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    • I’m trying to understand this comment. Deepika’s professional mission is as someone who is in the entertainment industry and fashion is a huge part of that. She has been getting coverage from the global media both because she’s a member of the jury and because she has been killing it with her looks for the most part. The jury pix includes everyone else dressed in Western formal wear and Deepika wore something that I consider modern India formal wear. She is absolutely standing out because she looks fabulous.

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  18. Actually the hair is perfect for this attire considering the ruffles and the line of the necklace. Getting the hair out of the way helped focus on the necklace and the saree. She looks divine. I loved both her saree appearances at Cannes this year. It was a good Cannes run for Deepika this year.

    P.s: you should cover her off red carpet looks too. Love that floral dress+floral boota combo and the black and white checkered shorts looks she sported on the streets.

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  19. Waist up she looks gorgeous. Saree I dont like at all…replace this with chikankari or anything simpler and it would be just be a notch up.

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  20. I dont also see why it’s necessary to wear traditional hand loom sarees in an international platform .Bollywood stars needs to wear those more at home in India so that Indians buy & generate business locally to these weavers, after all Bollywood has a great influence on their own local market which is huge in itself to keep the weavers going .

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