6 Iconic Looks at International Red Carpet: Bollywood Edition

Apart from being one of the biggest entertainment industries in Asia, Bollywood is also known for introducing some popular trends to the fashion world. Be it an airport or a fashion runway, the style choices of Indian actors hold the power to influence. Hence, when it comes to representing their country at international events, Bollywood actors leave no stone unturned to put together an iconic look. Here’s a walk down memory lane of spectacular appearances by Bollywood stars on international red carpets.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at 2017 Cannes


Filipino designer Michael Cinco is known for tailoring dresses that one can only dream of, and Aishwarya Rai’s outfit for Cannes 2017 is a testimony to that. With intricate leaf detailing on the icy blue canvas and a voluminous skirt, the Indian beauty looked like a princess straight out of a fairytale.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the 2018 MET Gala

A common sight at international events, Priyanka Chopra Jonas plays a pivotal role in putting Indian cinema on the world map and is one of our favorite Bollywood stars on international red carpets. For the 2018 Met Gala’s, themed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, she wore a burgundy velvet gown by Ralph Lauren and paired it with an enthralling jeweled hood. Chopra completed her look with bold lips and minimal jewelry.

Deepika Padukone at the 2019 MET Gala

When Deepika Padukone said in the Vogue interview that “It’s not a dress, it’s art,” she was nowhere wrong. One of the most memorable red carpet appearances of the actress, the 3D-printed embellishments and structured layers remained the main attraction of this Zac Posen gown. The Bollywood star gave proper Barbie vibes with her high voluminous ponytail. For this year’s Oscars as well, Deepika amazed everyone in a Louis Vuitton black dress.

Natasha Poonawalla at the 2022 MET Gala

The Met Gala 2022 ensemble of Natasha Poonawalla beautifully demonstrated that fashion transcends boundaries and culture. Dressed like a golden goddess, she coupled her Sabyasachi saree with a Schiaparelli Couture bustier that extended above her head. 

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2014

Bringing Indian elements to an international red carpet, Sonam Kapoor looked divine when she attended the 2014 Cannes in an Anamika Khanna creation. The sheer cape added a contemporary twist to the saree and showed off her heavily embroidered blouse. Kapoor accessorized the design with a regal pearl choker and Jimmy Choo shoes. 

Priyanka Bose at 2017 Oscars

Priyanka Bose turned a staunch advocate of sustainable fashion when she attended the 2017 Academy Awards in an upcycled Vivienne Westwood couture gown. From the chic abstract print to the high slit, this strapless dress was a timeless creation in every aspect.

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Swati views the world through the lens of art. Music and literature fascinate her creative side, while politics interests her practical side. Motivated by her favorite quote, 'the pen is mightier than the sword,' she hopes to pen down unforgettable words.

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