In Giambattista Valli

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Deepika walked the red carpet on her second day wearing a tulle lime green gown by Giambattista Valli with a satin pink turban that played off of the bow of the gown.

This was a very unexpected look from Ms. Padukone and despite the very Carmen Miranda vibes that am getting from the addition of the turban, I have to admit I quite liked it!


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  1. Me yesterday – Deepika was so extra.
    Deepika today – Hold my beer.
    The Vanity Fair Deputy Editor, Katey Rich, on twitter posted her look with the caption and I quote “Deepika Padukone is actually very famous for this level of Cannes excess.”
    This is not Christmas/Halloween so we didn’t need to see a grinch/loofah costume. At this point, Deepika and her stylist seem to be taking the mickey out of us. Or maybe it is a campaign to go all out. Lets just hope there is some redemption/lessons learnt for next year. This year has been an unmitigated disaster.

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    • So if the Vanity fair editor felt it was excess does that really make it a bad look? I like that she looks extra because she looks very pretty and carries it off well. She is promoting a make up brand at a film festival meant to grab eyeballs! Why tone it down?

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    • Actually, I went and checked out some other pics of the red carpet and so many models are wearing OTT dresses. The actresses whose movies are being screened were a bit restrained but this look doesn’t look out of place at all. I actually love her newfound confidence and easy demeanor at these high profile red carpets. Major LOVE!

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      • @chichi You just made my and the Vanity Fair editor’s point. You said so many “models” are wearing OTT dresses. The editor stated that “Deepika Padukone is actually very famous for this level of Cannes excess.” Many European models turn up at Cannes in OTT gowns to grab attention at Cannes in order to catch a break. Deepika does not need to do that. She has an international presence. And one can be a representative of a brand without having to be so loud. Lastly, these “brand ambassadors” attend screenings of others’ films (not their own films) and often end up becoming the story sometimes on the red carpet rather than the actors/cast of the film whose premiere they are attending. It is, therefore, considered bad form by the festival organizers. It is akin to dressing up as the bride on someone else’s wedding. (Didn’t she wear a bridal gown yesterday?)
        P.S. The Hotel Martinez where the three Indian actors has a staircase lobby which is legendary among film journalists as the haunt of all female actors and models. You can actually see multitude of them posing at the same time and it is quite a sight to observe. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian film critic, made a quirky video of it.

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        • just FYI, having worked at the festival for 3 years, i can tell you the festival needs this show of drama! L’Oreal bing one of the biggest sponsors (23rd year running now) brings in alot of glamour – the spokespersons walking every red carpet, the models walking and making appearances. As for the Martinez, everyone who’s anyone stays there and all the women get off the elevator on the first floor, and walk down the stairs to the waiting photographers and fans and walk out to the poolside or their cars to head to the red carpet. And as much as we’d like to believe, DP is still relatively unknown at Cannes. Aishwariya is the only one who still creates a stir – probably because she’s been attending the festival as long as Eva (close to 15 or so years now i think)

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          • OK I have to go pointwise:
            1. I go back to Melita Toscan du Plantier (Marrakech International Film Festival director) and a producer/actress who has attended Cannes for the last 28 years. Her interview on FC is very illuminating. Let me state what she said verbatim and I quote “The biggest actress(es) of the world they are very beautiful and elegant, but most of the time they are quite chique and sober. And sometime you can see some models, rarely actresses, who can wear some really crazy dresses and they think that they are at the Met Ball. But Cannes is not the Met Ball. So when they with these like crazy dress, you know, with three or four (people) holding this thing, they can’t even sit on a chair. So, its weird. you know, people look at it, the movie people look at it the wrong way because it looks more something to be seen for (the) dress and its not the ideology of Cannes. So that is something I wouldn’t recommend for someone to have something that looks a little bit too much.”
            I accept that Cannes indeed has partnered with Chopard and L’Oreal are indeed partners and bring in a lot of money but the film press and the fashion press work in different ways and what might satisfy the fashion press might be a turn off to the film press.
            2. Yes DP needs more exposure but she can go the Tilda Swinton way and rock something totally fashion forward and get noticed by all without having to be so extra.
            3. Thanks for that background on the festival. I lived in Paris for a year and a half working as an intern in my early twenties and therefore, can only bring my perspective of how the French press might see things.

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            • Your comments are well noted! Now, if i may ….
              Cannes, as most of the other festivals have always relied on the drama that glamour brings. Fashion by way of movie stars, appearances and red carper drama is a sure shot way to increase visibility, pull in media as well as fans who simply come to see their favourite stars.
              These ‘actor/models’ are purely for brand givebacks and are invited only to provide some glamour to festivals. They do not attend movie screenings, they come, wave and do the red carpet, give interviews and walk up the stairs and then finally go back to their hotel.
              How much press does the layman see on any other film festival? hardly to none – simply because they are more serious about the movie making business. Cannes has ALWAYS pushed itself as ‘the’ epicentre of celebrating film and fashion and to see brands calling in celebrities to walk for them and garner mileage, is no way wrong.
              Having been in the PR business for over 13 years and 6 years in working within the beauty and luxury space in Paris now – i can tell you its a win win situation for the media. The serious film media hangs around the pavilions, the media centres and the press stops – the fashion, lifestyle and business media certainly takes in all of this happily!

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              • Thanks for that insight. I just had a conversation with a young filmmaker who went on to trash Cannes as being all about big producers where independent filmmakers have no space unless backed by campaigning. It appears that the fashion aspect of Cannes is even more superficial than I originally thought. I understand your point about the festival having to garner attention and that not being wrong in any way, but I just have a different perspective. I think this idea of inviting bizarre fashion actually denigrates Cannes as a place which has a certain class. I mean we associate the Met Ball as a carnival of tendy fashion but surely Cannes would not want to go down that path. I would like your opinion on what the French press thinks of the festival’s fashion aspect.

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        • You make a fair point. But I don’t think Deepika has an international presence yet as an actor. I really like her and her work in India but that one Xander cage outing cannot make her a Hollywood regular. So by that yardstick, she is doing well. All I’m saying is, she might look outlandish to us and ott, but in the spirit of Cannes, with other pics she doesn’t look so extra. In fact she looks pretty. Just me, I guess.

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    • I had to do a follow up. Just saw Vogue writer Janelle Okwodu do an article on Deepika that was suspiciously peppered with details that the magazine would not be aware of. I also decided to review Janelle’s other articles from Cannes this week (covering Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid) and found that they covered their red carpet looks in simple if praiseworthy reportage. However, the article on Deepika read like a detailed itinerary with tidbits of information. Kudos to Shaleena Nathani (mentioned in that puff piece) because this collaboration was a stroke of genius. Now those mini clips on Instagram make sense (might appear soon on Vogue’s YouTube account). This was a brilliant salvage operation of a train-wreck. The article ends with “The only question remains is what she’ll wear tomorrow.” We will see, won’t we Ms. Okwodu.

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      • But this sponsored press has been in practice for so long. If you go back to Aishwarya in her Neeta Lulla days, her tacky outfits would be highlighted in the foreign press as some exquisite, exotic splendor. This was when she was trying to land Hollywood roles, which she did, in the form of Pink Panther 2. Deepika might have similar plans.

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        • I am aware of the sponsored press and Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, etc. are certainly suspect in that regard. Its just that that I was naive enough to think Vogue (US) was above that. That there would still be genuine critique from some journals. Oh well, how the mighty have fallen.

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          • Vogue US, IMO, is least interesting of all the Vogues. If you look at even the covers of all international vogues, they are all at a standard wayy above the current US Vogue.
            Vogue US has big sponsors..and earn insanely through advertisements, but that’s just about it — In the recent times it has had boring content and questionable cover stars. Remember Kim K’s cover and more recently PC and Nick wedding videos and what not. If anything, Vogue US is as sponsored press as you can get.

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  2. It’s an OTT look inspired from her husband. Yes it was dramatic but cartoonish. Again..
    Leave the weird for MET, bring the glamour and elegance to Cannes

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    • Funny, because here in Europe, Cannes is and has been always seen as *the* place for wearing one’s most dramatic, attention-seeking, weird clothes. Almost photoshoot-level editorial outfits are routinely aired out here. So this works for me, but I can see why it wouldn’t if one has a different view of Cannes.

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      • Cannes has a lot of OTT elements. And aldo a serious side given the films that air there. It therefore goes back to BdontgiveaD’s comment – why does an awarded actress need to be on the OTT eyeball grabbing part of Cannes.

        To be fair I think she is trying to occupy the Fan Bingbing, Araya Hargate kind of dramatic gowns combined with endorsements space but the results are mixed.

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        • But she is an outsider in Hollywood. She isn’t known well enough yet and is trying to get more exposure. These awards are Indian and she isn’t representing a movie there. So she takes on the glamour girl route. One must forget she was a model before an actress and might enjoy both roles!

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        • huh? Why would you think a person was randomly lying? It’s not exactly boast-worthy just to physically be present “in Europe” tbh, not like climbing Kilimanjaro or being a doctor in war-torn Syria — it’s an airplane ride away from most places in the world (including Cleveland)!

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  3. No…Overdressed i think,I mean its not met gala or anything.i can understand an extra big gown with frills or bows and stuff but this a little too much crazy for a film festival

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    • I can imagine Katy Perry or kardashians doing this right.. because it fits their personality, their loud self could tone down even something like this.. but Deepika???

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  4. She looks uncomfortable,Also the make up ages her !!
    Wonder what was going through her mind when she chose this – I think last year her pink dress was a hit so I think she was in that zone with a little bit more craziness LOL

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  5. I saw her pics on Insta and felt, Why you are doing this DP? jumped to HHC and found ‘WHY’ is justified and has majority too.
    A good try on a wrong event or a wrong try in a good event :)

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  6. Honestly, I LOVE it! I saw the promo video on her Instagram and it looks like she was super comfy and absolutely enjoying the dress.
    Maybe going OTT is expected of the L’Oreal ambassadors considering Sonam and Aishwarya have also been increasing the “drama” over the years.

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  7. I actually love this! I love Giambattista Valli and she looks sublime. The Peter Dundas look made it to all the best dressed lists but this is the one I prefer.

    Also-her other day looks were pretty great too.

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  8. Her head looks photoshopped in first two pics.
    I hate to say this being a fan girl but this is puke emoji color with some weird crab arms; so not her. It looks horrible. It especially does not work for her as it is so not her vibe. She needs something classy, clean, elegant not this jumbo confettis

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  9. Such OTT is not needed DP. Shaleena please get the dress code right and not embarrass such big star at an international event. She has got everything, looks attitude but not styling unfortunately.sigh

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  10. Hey Bhagwan!! All the Bollywoodistas are trying to outdo each other in tackiness. And looks like Deepika’s team got the MET gala memo a week late.

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  11. If she is planning to go down in Cannes history for bringing caricature fashion to the red carpet, then she is succeeding spectacularly.

    can’t help but wonder if she had a slinky sleek bronze gown on with the same makeup and a matching or burgundy turban, I’d bite.

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  12. I need Sonam and Diana to bring high fashion that’s also elegant and classy because God knows I need my eyes cleansed.

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  13. Oh Gosh, it’s a voluminous gown yet again. Don’t really care for the gown; excessive tulle isn’t for Deepika. Hair and make up is cute though.

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  14. Can’t help but say that this makes Sonam fringed gown from previous years seem so so elegant. she kept the hair sleek and the makeup bright and seriously, that look has aged so well. I guess fashion, like everything else in life, is relative after all.

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  15. I know we all want to hate on Shaleena but unless she’s holding Deepika hostage – DP, blink twice if she is! – we might need to live with the fact that despite being beautiful and tall and rich, Deepika just doesn’t know how to dress well for an occasion…. she did interpret the camp theme all wrong. After all, even Angelina Jolie is a boring dresser !

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  16. This is ridiculous! Did she once or maybe many times win the most stylish award? Please take it back from her. Also, send her home. This is embarrassing.

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  17. I actually love this dress. It’s different and beautiful. Those bows really elevate it. Don’t care of the turban. I’m kinda wondering though if DP has the pizzazz to pull this look off. It has more of a fun vibe and DP is generally very low-key. Dunno, just a thought.

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  18. I feel that DP is trying to get the same publicity this year that she got from her Ashi Studio gown at last’s year’s Cannes. But this is NOT the MET. There are appropriate places to wear such OTT looks, and this is just not it. The same could be said about that ponytail she had with her white Dundas gown. This is desperation if I’ve ever seen it.

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  19. What was the need for the bows? Or that turban?
    As bad as this dress is, it might stand a better chance without any of these awful accessories. Also, in what universe does the dull pink bows and turban complement the lime green? All kinds of bad. Such a waste of a beautiful woman.

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  20. It’s not too bad actually, if she lost the turban her black hair would give this look some more definition and grounding
    Or if this dress lost the sleeves, this would look much more manageable and would give some much needed skin show
    As it is it was just too much green and fabric-y nothing to break it up.
    But she looks beautiful from a face point of view and smiling!!

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  21. Her pink gown last year was fine… this is plain weird. At least she could have skipped the turban for an updo… loofah plus bathtowel makes this looks meh. DP had makeup overload yest n barely there makeup here… pl pl find the golden mean DP

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  22. Damn she looks stunning!! what a drama she served on the red carpet. she seems to be having fun on the red carpet. totally slayin it. her smile, her poise on the red carpet cant deny she was owning the red carpet.

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  23. Why does she feel the need to make a statement every time on the red carpet? She could keep things classic/simple and maybe do something dramatic with the makeup like she did a couple of years before with the Brandon Maxwell teal gown. Barring Aishwarya’s purple lip moment, I don’t see these Bollywood ladies (only the ones representing Loreal) bring any attention to makeup.

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  24. Lol so many of us faceless people sitting and commenting on how bad she looks and about whats right to wear at Cannes.i mean do we really know. She is not an idiot and am pretty sure she knows what she is doing.

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  25. Does Deepik look smashing? Yes! Should she have worn this at Met Gala and ruled? – Yes! Is it too much for Cannes? – Yes! There I said it!!

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  26. I can just say ,minus these Met gala looks, the elegant beauty shines in being Classy like Monika ballucci, penelope cruz, Lilly Colin’s even runway Victoria secret models , but are Bollywood actoresses doing , in my workplace my German colleague sent me these comical looks and asked me why its always OOTD every year by Bollywood.

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  27. Has Ranveer been calling the shots at her dress sittings . Every sighting of her has been so wrong and loud . Sorry but she cannot carry whimsical
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  28. Disapointed. This gown makes her look short instead of statuesque and drowns her in its volume head to toe. Wish she had gone a less volume route, as in this case going big hasnt worked in her favour. Turban is a great accessory and highlights her features, just not right with this gown.

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  29. I don’t like much of DP’s fashion moments but this is fun imho. All those videos were chirpy and cute and she was actually enjoying the dress. Turban added the drama required. May be the same green colour shoes rather than this cream one would have been more better. Also makeup in some pictures make her look tired. But she is killing it. But hopefully she will tone down in next year with simple and glamorous giwn without any trails.

    Also, I really find it irresponsible of the models on the red carpet who dress up OTT for others movie premier. I know every one needs the limelight but it should not take away the presence of the cast of movie. Ours Sonam Aish Deepika all go so much OTT, though is fun but is laughable. Hope they understand.

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  30. Just take a laughter of green gauze available with the florist…turn them into frills and voila the dress is ready….such a downer….

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  31. People, just chill. She is obviously not going for a glam/chic/cool look… I think we know D knows how to do that. She very intentionally was out to do something outlandish, fun and unexpected! She succeeded! Kudos to her for making this work in her own unique way!

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