Sonam Sweeps Ash in High Fashion Battle at Cannes
Sonam Kapoor bested Ash Rai in the red carpet battle of high fashion at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival. Adorned in Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonam swept through her debut at Cannes in a form-fitting gown that emanated a classically vintage feel reminiscent of the silver screen.
Designer Nil of label Dev R Nil stated, “Sonam has gone for a very classic vintage look. I think it was quite a brave choice, considering such architectural draping. Moreover, the completely non-embroidered gown seems quite contrary to the Indian sensibilities. The gown is beautiful and well constructed, highlighting her frame. Also, Sonam’s hair and make up were kept very minimal, accentuating her face and bone structure. ” Nil concluded, “Sonam has once again proved her iconic style.
All this comes in the wake of a controversy that Ash did her best to ensure to she would appear at Cannes alone. Sonam and Ash were selected by cosmetic giant L’Oreal to represent the face of Indian beauty and talent oversees.
The Times of India reported that when Ash learned she had to share the limelight, she allegedly threatened to quit as the face of L’Oreal, causing a panic over her determined stand. Apparently, the company faced many anxious moments and even considered removing Sonam from the guest list.
If the reports about Ash’s maneuvering are true, it seems fate is determined to even the score. While Ash was certainly in high form in a beautiful couture gown, Sonam stole the show in a dress that was no less than an inspired work of art.