“The saree is a story I will never stop telling. No matter where we are in the world, it has its place,” wrote Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee in a recent Instagram post, and he meant it. After Natasha Poonawalla wowed us in a dramatic Sabyasachi saree at the Met Gala in New York this year, it’s now Deepika Padukone who’s taken the homegrown talent to the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Sabyasachi feels the best stories of India are always told in these international moments and we agree.
Deepika Padukone’s Cannes resort style
Deepika who’s been a regular at Cannes since 2017, is not only walking the red carpet but is also a part of the jury, this time. For her first-day jury photocall at the French Riviera, Deepika donned a vintage resort chic outfit designed by Sabyasachi. Styled by Shaleena Nathani, her looks are all about how Indian heritage gets a contemporary update.
She wore a billowing peach blouse, essentially a Mysore silk shirt with a pair of green palazzo trousers. The shirt comes with a digital print of hand-painted vintage flora inspired by 18th and 19th-century Company paintings, monogram buttons and pleated wool trousers.
She accessorised her look with a deconstructed Maharani necklace crafted with multi-coloured gemstones and uncut diamonds. Deepika rounded off her look with the Bengal Trophy belt by Sabyasachi accessories.
Deepika Padukone goes retro on the Cannes 2022 red carpet
For her second look at the French Riviera, jury member Deepika Padukone opted for vintage silhouettes by Indian designer Sabyasachi. Dressed in an exquisite black and gold couture saree inspired by the majestic Bengal Tiger, she looked ethereal.
The black and gold saree is a part of Sabyasachi’s iconic Aakash Tara collection that despite being contemporary celebrates heritage Indian crafts and techniques. To finish her look, Deepika wore a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes that complimented her aura perfectly. The designer wrote, “The saree stripes have been block printed and hand embroidered by some of India’s finest craftspeople at the Sabyasachi atelier.”
Deepika jazzed up her look with statement pieces from Sabyasachi jewellery’s Bengal Royale collection. She finished her retro look with intense, bold and dramatic black eyeliner. Sabysachi wrote, “The headband pays homage to the traditional Indian matha patti headpiece with Art Nouveau detailing, while the chandelier earrings update a classic with an Art Deco gaze.”