Haute couture, drop-dead gorgeous looks and that unmistakable smoulder – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Pharrell Williams say Namaste as the powerful and oh-so-stylish couple for the spring edition of Vogue. While Pharrell is a hit-maker who wears more hats than one can count, Aishwarya needs no introduction as she is a leading lady who dabbles it all with an enviable panache -red-carpet appearances and films. Quite rightly, together, Pharrell Williams and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan represent the boundary-blurring appeal of a true global icon in the April edition of Vogue, a feature called Greatest Hits. While Aishwarya goes on to talk about motherhood and movies, Pharrell talks all about collaborations and causes he cares about. This one-of-a-kind photo shoot has been perfectly captured by ace photographer, Greg Swales, styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania. The glam squad that has rendered the two global icons absolutely stunning featured makeup artist Anil Chinnappa and hair stylist Yianni Tsapatori.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – a global trailblazer, gorgeous woman and a veteran at the famed International Cannes Film Festival, her tryst with the prestigious red carpet chronicles a glorious and fashionable journey of 16 years, beginning from 2002 to 2017. Every year, her red carpet offerings have something unusual in store. But like a true blue diva, Aishwarya’s demeanour accentuated by a nonchalant attitude, an enviable aplomb and a diplomatic take render her impeccable has only got better with time. A hands-on mother to her adorable 5-year old daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, to say that the diva looks ethereal in one perfect shot would be a serious understatement as this photoshoot stands testimony. Pharrell Williams – The man who said, “Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them the way you want, create your own constellation.” Pharrell had the world dancing to his tunes with the line that mirrored life; Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth! Wisdom, an abundance of talent and oodles of understated chutzpah, Pharrell embraces it all with a humble demeanour. His eclectic sporty style play aptly compliments his persona.
Cover Stars – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Pharrell Williams
The duo strikes a pose on the cover with Aishwarya oozing oomph in a mosaic blue plissé play ruffle gown from Gaurav Gupta sans accessories and loose waves, heavily lined eyes and nude lips and oh-so chiselled cheekbones! Pharrell smoulders in a multi-hued jacket, jogger creation from Addidas Originals with a wristwatch from Richard Mille and bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz.
Classics Redefined – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya is perched atop a table wearing a white collared dress and hat from Nicholas K Studio with loose waves and subtle makeup complimenting her look. (Also Read: Pretty in pink and every other thing, Aaradhya Bachchan in a Gauri and Nainika ruffle dress demands your attention RIGHT NOW!)
Layering her look with a Burberry jacket, Aishwarya gives everyone a serious run for their money with that pink pout.
The Indian Connect – Pharrell Williams
Sporting a kurta-jacket combination from Kunal Rawal with a necklace from Sabyasachi, Pharrell dons a pair of form-fitting sporty trousers from Addidas Originals with black printed kicks. (Also Read: This cute picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s daughter Aaradhya Bachchan is adorable)
Red Alert – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Pharrell Williams
Twinning in red, the duo cut a stunning picture with Aishwarya casually leaning on to Pharrell.
Aishwarya sports a flowy Dior dress with a striped bralette underneath while Pharell sports a quirky zippered jacket with black trousers.
Lean On – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Pharrell Williams
Going high street style chic, Aishwarya sports separates of a quirky Balmain tee with Zara denim. Pharrell sports a white jacket and green joggers, both from Addidas Originals. (Also Read: Who will play the surrogate mother in Jasmine – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Parineeti Chopra?)
Yet another look has Aishwarya layer her look with a snazzy blingy Balmain jacket.
This black and white image of the duo in same outfits is brilliantly shot and says it all – Slay, Smoulder, Repeat! (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reunites with director Rohan Sippy after 15 years for a thriller)
Strut and slay – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Roping the ultraviolet hue- Pantone colour of the year, Aishwarya teamed her Bottega Veneta blouse and shoes with a striped skirt from Topshop and added a sleek vibe with a wide belt from Essé by Sahib & Sunayana. (Also Read: When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had a Taal reunion with Subhash Ghai and surprised him on his birthday)
While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan aptly justifies the tag of “the most beautiful woman in the world” every time she steps out, Pharrell goes on to inspire the world with his music and quotes. On the professional front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Karan Johar’s directorial venture, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil opposite the much younger Ranbir Kapoor and will be seen in Fanne Khan opposite Anil Kapoor. This Vogue India’s April 2018 issue hits stands on April 4, 2018.