Far be it from us to suggest that Bollywood’s resident fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor, would need our help picking just the right gowns for her annual walk down the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. With a team of stylists and her sister-cum-fashion-consultant Rhea Kapoor in toe, Sonam always manages to make a statement and get the international press talking.
While her stay this year may be short–the diva is spending only two days on the French Riviera before heading back to India to resume shooting for her upcoming films–we’re certain Sonam will make the most of it. And should she take our humble advice, we’ve chosen five gowns that we think only Sonam Kapoor could truly do justice to on the red carpet!
Rami Kadi Fall/Winter 2016, Couture Capsule Collection
This masterpiece by Rami Kadi is full of drama, but we’ve never known Sonam to shy away from taking risks. With her towering height and her eye for accessorizing, we can’t think of anyone else who could rock this gown the way Sonam could!
Ralph & Russo Spring 2017 Couture
Sonam Kapoor has cultivated a close personal relationship with design team Ralph & Russo, wearing their creations exclusively at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. While we’d like to see the actress branch out, we couldn’t help but fall in love with this breezy baby blue gown from Ralph & Russo’s latest couture collection. It’s feminine, youthful, and glamorous all at the same time…and isn’t that what Cannes fashion is all about?
Ashi Studio Spring/Summer 2016 Couture
Another design house Sonam has been known to wear is Ashi Studio, and quite frankly, we can’t think of anyone else who has the guts to pull off a look this avant-garde at Cannes! The purple taupe color and lace embroidery are stunning, but it’s the silhouette that makes the gown truly daring…and we dare Miss Kapoor to give it a go!
Alexander McQueen Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
The minute we laid eyes on this gorgeous Alexander McQueen creation, we thought of no one else but our very own masakali, Sonam Kapoor. It’s feminine yet bold, just like Sonam herself, and the the simplicity of the cut and silhouette leaves room for experimentation with hair and makeup. With her tall stature and long neck, Sonam would look every inch the beautiful bird about to take flight in this black and white gown!
Zuhair Murad Spring 2017 Couture
Fashion is, above all, meant to be fun, and no one has fun playing dress up in outrageous gowns quite like Sonam Kapoor! We know this purple Zuhair Murad gown, complete with oversized bow, won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is something that Sonam could pull off. This is not a gown that will be easily overlooked, so we can bet that in this fun and funky creation, all eyes will be on Sonam…just the way she likes it!