Sonam Kapoor sizzles in Elie Saab at Cannes red carpet

Sonam Kapoor’s films may not always do well at the box office but she has managed to build a good image of herself in the industry and also in the minds of the audience. She carries herself well in public and media appearances and has been termed as a "fashionista” due to her sense of styling. She is one of the highest paid celebrity endorsers in India and is signed with many prestigious brands.   She is also one of the few Bollywood divas to have made multiple successful appearances at the prestigious Cannes film festival. Her first ever appearance was in 2011 when she was there as a representative of L'Oréal, the world’s largest beauty products/ cosmetics brand.  She reportedly was miffed with Aishwariya Rai whose appearance seemed to take the spotlight away from her. Aishwariya Rai missed the 2014 edition of Cannes due to a flight delay, the first time since her debut 13 years ago. If Sonam was really upset with her stealing the spotlight before, this was a great opportunity for her to showcase her fashion sense.

From the looks of it, Sonam who was accompanied to the French Riviera by her personal stylist and her sister this year has taken full advantage of the absence of any other notable Bollywood personality.  The way she looked on the red carpet last Sunday has captured the attention of the fashion community and she is receiving great praises.

Like previous years, this year too she is representing L’Oréal.  Over the years she has been seen in creations from Indian designers like Masaba Gupta as well as famous international names like Dolce and Gabbana. For this year’s first appearance in Cannes she decided to go ‘vintage’. She was making a red carpet appearance for the screening of the Tommy Lee Jones movie, ‘The Homesman’. For the occasion she chose a black Couture gown, designed by Lebanese designer Ellie Saab who is becoming a popular choice among Indian celebrities. The gown was paired with Chopard earrings. Her hair was done in a faux bob style and she had red lipstick. Altogether she looked absolutely stunning. This is not only her personal best but perhaps one of the best by any Bollywood diva. There are still few days left in the festival and she is scheduled to make more appearances. Everyone is now waiting eagerly to see how Sonam will follow up her fabulous opening appearance.