Aishwarya Rai attends the premiere of “Slack Bay” (“Ma Loute”) during the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Verbatim T Lo upon viewing these shots:
Lo. That gown is…
T: Yeah, it’s not… I mean, I wouldn’t call it…
T: She is so gorgeous, though.
Lo: I know.
Basically, we can’t help but bow down to the whole ridiculously divatastic thing, even as we acknowledge that it’s all only so-so on the style front. It’s just that she has a talent for working lots of hair, lots of makeup and lots of glitter at the same time. It’s very “movie star” in the old school sense. And it’s very much her thing. If she’d shown up in a respectable Chanel or by-the-numbers D&G, it wouldn’t have felt on-brand for her. Drama Diva is her schtick. Our only criticism is with the non-color. This would have been so much more photogenic with some color to it. Picture it in midnight blue.
Ali Younes Couture Hand-Beaded Cape Gown
[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Andreas Rentz/Getty Images]