Post-wedding, Sonam’s first major appearance was on the Cannes red carpet. For the occasion, she picked a Ralph & Russo gown-meets-lehenga to wear. Playing off the mehendi still fresh on her hands, this bridal-inspired look was rounded out with soft make-up and a beautiful hair ornament from Amrapali.
Maybe we are all still reeling from the “#SonamKiShaadi” hangover but this outing felt like an extension of the wedding festivities. (We kept checking to see if a trail of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla suits and saris were to follow.)
The princess puff always works for Sonam but in this case, it was all rather meh. And that hairstyle really let her down… Did absolutely nothing for her.
For the non-South Asian market, this look would’ve been both novel and unexpected. And in that, she delivers. But for those of us, who have consumed the wedding and fashion as served up by Ms. Ahuja née Kapoor, this felt rather underwhelming. And if she had to do a lehenga, there were far better options closer to home. (Her Anamika Khanna appearances on the Cannes red carpet have been far more impactful when towing that Indianwear-inspired line.)
How we wish she took a risk, a chance! If not her, then who? Here’s hoping she delivers with her next appearance.