The Cannes red carpet was always going to be starry for the opening of the film festival, but this year there seemed to be more celebrities on the French Riviera than in Tinseltown
Mallika Sherawat appeared to be having something of a wardrobe crisis ahead of her red carpet appearance at Cannes on Wednesday. However, she was picture perfect in a Georges Hobeika dress when she did show
Sonam Kapoor's presence at the Cannes Film Festival is the one which both desi and videsi fashion critics look forward to. The actress, who represents L'Oreal Paris at the fest, will walk the red carpet on May 15 and May 16
Mallika will be on the red carpet of opening day and appears to be having trouble picking a dress. A problem of plenty, it seems
45,000 is the number of people with official accreditations to attend the festival, of which around 4,500 are journalists. 60 is the length of the famous red carpet in metres
"It's always better to not be stressed and it's always better to have a glass of Champagne before you go to the red carpet. If I was really as stressed about what people think about what I am going to wear, then I don't think I would be recognised for my fashion," said Sonam Kapoor
"The experience has been different year after year. It has been 15 years and I am thankful to L'Oreal for this. It's a great exchange of ideas with different people you meet. I am glad that I got an opportunity to share my thoughts and work at this prestigious festival," said Aishwarya
The date that the actresses will walk the red carpet has not been confirmed so far
"What bothers me about the red carpet, particularly, at Cannes is that it is an extremely important film festival where stunning films are shown and nothing of that comes in the papers. But it's only women in gowns standing with one hand on their waist. Cannes is not a fashion event; it's a platform for serious cinema"
This year Bollywood and couture translated poorly on the red carpet
For her second red carpet look on Wednesday, Aishwarya picked a white dress made up of architectural folds, the bodice sprinkled with black
The BBC reports that producer Valeria Richter was barred by red carpet officials, who allegedly pointed to her feet and said, "No, no, this won't work. You can't get in like this."