Sari Style

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While at a event at the onging Cannes Film Festival, Kangana was photographed in a lovely silk sari by Madhurya, one that she teamed with a custom Falguni and Shane Peacock corset.

Vintage-inspired updo aside, she rounded out the look with a pair of oxblood gloves and chunky Saint Laurent sandals. I want to like this look, I really do, but those gloves and sandals ruin whatever this look had going for it. I am not sure what the thinking behind adding those gloves was, especially considering it neither was cold, nor after dark nor was it a ball or gala that she was at. Besides, it added nothing to the sari. The sandals too were a bad pick considering how heavy and clunky they looked. If the idea was to cement the old school-ness of the look, the hair and outfit were enough to bring home the point. Minus those, the sari looked great on her.

It was almost like she committed to an idea of a look and it was too late to turn back. All in all, a lost opportunity.

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani/PR Provided

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    • It is kinda sad . Our stars are such beautiful people and can dress real classy at times . yet , it seems like they try too hard at Cannes and come off looking ignorant and gimmicky .
      Hope there is no place to go but up from here
      Hina

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  1. It is hard enough to pull off a hybrid/mutated sari, but those ‘Sushmita Sen 1994’ Pageant gloves were so unnecessary. On top of that, the F&S breastplate like corset makes her look like she walked off the sets of a Rome/Alexander like TV series. The sari is pretty and draped very well, also appropriate for the India Pavilion at Cannes, but the gloves are such an eyesore. Plus, she wore those YSL platforms from the airport with the sari which, to be glad, can barely be seen.
    P.S. I highly recommend checking out the video they posted on her PR managed Instagram account in this sari. Best thing I saw today ;)

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  2. Think she was channeling Hepburn ala Breakfast at Tiffany’s and I think the overall look worked. Without the gloves it wouldn’t stand out!!! I hate the shoes….but everything else was nice!

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  3. So many issues with this look, don’t know where to start. The corset is too tight and gaudy. The colour of the sari washes her out. The satin gloves look cheap. The shoes are clunky. This one is a desperate attempt to look different but points for trying?

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  4. Just awful. I am shocked she would wear those horrible clogs with this outfit. A better pair of shoes might have saved this look

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  5. I think Indian celebs really have no clue re dressing for international events apart from the odd actress who nails it.

    This is like Rekha’s Kanjeevaram met her Madam X wardrobe.

    Better to be a Frida or Hina or Priyanka than take absurd “risks”.

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  6. Those gloves and shoes are beyond ridiculous and takes away massively from the appeal…imagining her in just the saree and the corset and she would’ve rocked it. Why are Indian celebs so much into gimmicks, its like they always want to make a point…Btw, loved the detailed critique on this look, considering we don’t get much of that from P&P anymore.

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  7. The gloves adding visual interest and I think they picked it from the color of the thin border .
    I really doubt if everybody else are dressing weather appropriate though!
    She looks great and taking saree to another level

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  8. I love that she wore kanjivaram. She looks great. I wish the gloves were a different color. Maybe black. She looks ethereal in the top right picture

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  9. I kind of liked the long gloves with the sari, an interesting twist
    The corset color and rhinestones were a bit gimmicky, wish it was more plain. And she had to reuse those shoes!!
    Overall an elegant look and sari does bring a pleasant surprise always

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  10. I wholeheartedly disagree with the critique . This is classic yet modern , Indian with a dash of western – very Audrey Hepburn meets Gayatri Devi with tonnes of pizzazz . Kangana needs a red carpet though, the posing in the middle of the street is funny!

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  11. Totally agree with you. Without the gloves and side swept waves, she would have looked perfect. The saree and corset blouse are really beautiful though. btw, is she wearing the same footwear from the airport?

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  12. The look turned out a little costumey.. Stylists need to calm down a bit as Cannes does not require this much drama..Sari just worn by itself would have been safe still elegant I guess. Have to agree with PnP, a lost opportunity indeed.

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  13. The gloves bring down the look to a thrash. It seems like she picked up the gloves at at roadside stall. Reminds me of birthday frocks in local Indian shops – they add every bauble they can can lay their had on to meet their perception of grand. And if that is not enough they will add a hat and a pair of gloves as well ????. Thank God Kangana ‘s stylist left out the at.

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  14. the article feels manipulated and her look hated on
    people loved her look.
    and in case someone doesnt know about the iconic glove looks. please dont comment on it.
    its different then all those gowns …its regal and beautiful

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  15. She looks ridiculous.. she repeated last year’s pose at stairs with the same type of gloves. she’s wearing the shoes which didn’t fit in her suitcase, n she had to wear them all the way from Mumbai to Cannes!

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  16. What are you talking about. She rocks the look and looks like a queen. The gloves are looking beautiful!
    This is a gorgeous look! She looks lovely.

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  17. The entire Bollywood brigade is such an embarrassment at Cannes. Cannes is such a prestigious film festival where cinema is discussed seriously but all the Bollywood folks only talk about RC appearances. As brand ambassadors, these glamor girls have access to all the film related events but they limit themselves only to those two days that’s allotted for the RC. Sad.

    This is not a preachy post. Just laying it out that Cannes is not the MET gala. And that Indian actors can actually keep it “normal” at a film festival than rather make a statement all the time.

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    • Haha Cannes would be very happy to know that someone takes them seriously and thinks they are “prestigious”. It’s showbiz love, nothing is prestigious. It is all a facade to sell us things. Relax!
      P.S. watch this movie called cité de la peur, it is a hilarious take on Cannes.

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  18. Shoes are an eyesore but full marks for trying out an edgy new look. If she wore usual gown then people go oh so boring. And she carries every outfit with such confidence and elan !

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  19. She’s making a mockery of herself now.. all this while she was the fashion edge.. this however is sheer desperation/arrogance. The gloves aren’t required with the saree, the saree n gloves altogether aren’t going with the classic old world hair n make up, a gown would be just correct. Don’t get what is her intent to walk like that in a country that knows no saree, shes going all over in making it a gown saree!

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  20. Following her first few years in Cannes, Aishwarya learnt the hard way that a sari fused with western elements is not the brightest idea.
    Also a kanchi silk saree is not as versatile as stylists keep thinking it is. It doesn’t go with everything and every event. Please stop trying to make it something it is not.

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  21. Should appreciate that she wore a saree to Cannes. Her choice of sandals was a definite downer. That glove could have been in golden colour. May be she tried to interpret it in modern fusion or European way!!

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  22. The gloves added an interesting twist to the look… the color playing along with the border… I hate the shoes, though!! Overall, very interesting look

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  23. I love her hair and make-up! The corset already gives a nice twist to the way the saree is worn, should have just dropped the gloves – they are too jarring and take away from the elegance. And this does look so funny on the street, would have been better for a red carpet look but atleast this time she got photographed, last year…Reuters missed her altogether.

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    • I don’t think she walked the red carpet in this attire. Or did she?
      Does she walk the red carpet for grey goose? Genuinely asking.

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  24. I do not understand why she took away from a the elegant beautiful saree and wore that ridiculous corset? TBH it is way worse than those shoes. A saree is such a lovely traditional Indian garment, and if worn right can rule any red carpet , why spoil the look of this one with that ridiculous lamp shade appendage?? Sad depiction of one of the most beautiful ethnic wear in the world. The gloves are inoffensive compared to that erosive peplum frill on her waist.

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  25. I really liked it and I loved the gloves. It brings color in an unexpected way. Loved loved the hair and how delicate her makeup is. Truly fresh and radiant.
    The shoes must be some sort of a mishap…. perhaps need for a very elongated frame.
    In first glance she is understated. In the details she is fascinatingly dressed.

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  26. I love everything except the shoes. It’s an interesting colorful twist and fashion is all about finding new combinations rather than staying safe. We disappoint ourselves by having expectations. Just be kind and have fun :) Kangna has made this far on her own and she owns every bit of it

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    • I agree … props for trying but I am fed up of hearing these made it on her own reasoning for Kangana that create a standard of mediocrity. She belongs to a powerful political family in India and without getting into her means of getting ( less acting more controversies) where she is today ; I would like to point out that there are a lot other actors who have made it far bigger on their own. Hint hint PC…

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      • YES!! Thank you. Constant use of the self-made woman tag to defend everything, even horrible clothing choices, is exhausting, really. PC, DP and even Ash are not from the industry and made it on their own. Yet, we critique their Cannes appearances, vis-a-vis clothing. Only when it comes to Kangna this nonsensical debate raises its head.

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  27. I loved this interpretation of Sari. I actually love the gloves. It is a unique way to provide the pop of color needed here.

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  28. In absolute minority, but I loved her here. The purple adds color and some pizzaz to the single-gold toned look. The shoes are not pretty but look comfortable (platforms FTW). I like this – it looks glamorous and different but at the same time kinda understated.

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  29. I think she looks amazing . Such gorgeous colour contrast . Although the shoes could’ve been different ( too clunky) .

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  30. In love with the beautiful gold tone sari! Representing in sari is big deal…she carried it with confidence! Gloves just add pop of color which could have been achieved through other accessories.

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  31. The corset is tacky and the shoes are fugly. But I like what she attempted… Sari as an evening gown with gloves. It’s a great idea that can only be improved. Full marks to her for innovation.

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  32. Except those shoes , I think she looks impressive here ! Like you said the gloves seem pretty unnecessary but it adds to the OTTness that Kangana was going for and I don’t mind it. If she were wearing white gloves then it would have clashed here but the oxblood ones she has on nicely complement the gold saree she is wearing.

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  33. I love this ensemble- the blouse is so fashion forward without being tacky ( take note- Priyanka, Malaika etc) , the gloves are such a clever play and elevate the saree look . Kangana’s hair and makeup is on point- not predictably boring. if anything ruined this- it is those hideous sandals.
    How can someone with the style quotient of Kangana pick those awful sandals?

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