Another Indian diva was added to the list of invitees at the International annual Cannes Film Festival. Stunning Bollywood A-lister Katrina Kaif attended the events of May 13 and May 14 as brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris. Yes, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor have more company now!
Katrina had the shutter-bugs in a fine frenzy, though it’s not very clear whether for the right or wrong reasons. Both her Red Carpet outfits have received mixed reviews, so let’s have a look at what she wore before we decide whether her first appearance was a hit or miss.
On the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival, Katrina Kaif donned an off-shoulder, black and ivory Oscar de la Renta gown for the premiere of La Tete Haute. A masterpiece of intricate lace work and detailing, the dress was from the designer’s Fall 2015 collection. The actress accessorized it with beautiful dangers and a matching bracelet, leaving her neck bare. Her makeup reflected an attempted at a sultry, sun-kissed look, with oodles of bronzer covering her naturally fair skin. Also, her hair was colored burgundy and arranged in an almost retro-inspired, wavy side sweep.
The fashion police has not been appreciative of Katrina’s debut look. International press has gone as far as to label it as a “Red-Carpet-Dont’s” example. While the dress in itself is undeniably lovely, it is perhaps the makeup and hair that hampered its appeal. The faux-dusky complexion contrasted badly with her burgundy locks and she looked slightly washed out with the nude lip color. But all is not lost. Top marks to Katrina on selecting a gorgeous dress, even if she didn’t get the overall look quite right. Maybe next time?
Now to Katrina’s second Red Carpet appearance, which was at the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road. She was seen in a scarlet red Elie Saab gown and sky high, eight inch heels. Accentuating her curvy figure, this high-necked dress with a cinched waist had fine floral motifs adding a dose of chic glamour. Katrina kept the makeup minimal and hair simply parted in the center. Black nail polish and deep red lips completed her elegantly styled ensemble.
Many fashion reviews, especially those produced by Indian magazines, have found this to be a good outfit – it is contemporary, classy and wonderful. But many have also pointed out that it was a “safe choice” and “utterly forgettable”. Moreover, the burgundy hair, which Katrina has dyed so for her upcoming movie Fitoor, clashed with the red of the dress, making her appear a little too fiery in an already red background.
So, let’s put it this way – Katrina’s first stint at Cannes was no roaring success. But, fortunately, it wasn’t a complete disaster either. True to her usual style, she played it comfy and safe. In fact, her most impressive outfits were those she wore for press functions and interviews off-the-red carpet. Have a look.
Well, not too good, not too bad. This is all we can say. Hopefully, she’ll surprise us with something more wondrous at her next Cannes appearance.