Simple and chic with a sleek low back ponytail are perhaps the simpler elements of Deepika Padukone’s signature style. Whether it’s the endearing Piku and the daunting Serena Unger in xXx: Return of Xander Cage or the fierce Rani Padmavati in Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone is a delight. Her on-screen exuberance is well reflected in her off-duty style. A poster girl for those fuss-free millennial sensibilities, Deepika Padukone seamlessly effortlessly flits from one diverse role to another. Striding with that subtlety in tow, Deepika has perfected the vibes of high street style, airport fashion and luxe couture. But her red carpet appearances are what keep the fashion lovers and critics alike on tenterhooks. Although unfazed about the apparent brouhaha, Deepika Padukone takes it all in her stride, like a true blue diva that she is! Last year saw her make her debut at the coveted Met Gala 2017, courting criticism for her ‘vanilla’ style that failed to adhere to the theme of the fabulous fashion gala! This year too, Deepika was invited for the prestigious Met Gala 2018. Deepika Padukone opted for a Holy Cardinal inspired Prabal Gurung gown for the Met Gala 2018 and was styled by Shaleena Nathani.
The Costume Institute Gala or Met Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art marks one of the most sought-after soirées of the year on the fashion fundraising calendar. Also known as the "Oscars of the East Coast”, it is with the fashion industry’s upper crust intent on making a sartorial and poignant point. This year’s theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination with derivatives from the Vatican and presence of designs influenced by religion. Here is a closer look at Deepika Padukone’s red carpet offering.
Deepika Padukone - Ravishing in Red?
Styled by Shaleena Nathani, Deepika picked out a red thigh-high slit Prabal Gurung one shoulder gown. Earrings from Tasaki were her only accessories of choice.
Hairstylist Harry Josh styled Deepika’s long locks into a pseudo wet and slick pulled back way.
Makeup artist Sandhya Shekar gave her defined eyebrows and eyes, bright lips and highlighted cheekbones.
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Bollywood Hungama Style Take – Deepika Padukone
According to the designer, Prabal Gurung, Deepika’s gown is inspired by the choice robes of holy cardinals, both in structure and hue. It is the cardinal virtues of prudence, courage, temperance and justice that Deepika aimed to beautifully uphold. Giving this sensibility a twist with a contemporary thigh-high slit, such was Deepika and her interpretation of the Met Gala theme! With major elements adhering to the hue missing from her style, Deepika's look was uninspiring and lacklustre!
The Met Gala 2018 witnessed the presence of superstar Rihanna, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and designer Donatella Versace, chosen by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to co-chair the event. This year’s sartorial choices are touted to spark off a controversy owing to the sensitive nature of the theme. Following this red carpet appearance, Deepika Padukone has another major event lined up – her second stint at the famed Cannes International Film Festival 2018 as the newest face of the cosmetic giant, L’Oreal. Excited, much? Well, we certainly are! Stay tuned to Bollywood Hungama Fashion for more such snazzy updates.