For Bollywood fashion fans, the IIFA green carpet is like the Oscars or Cannes, where they get to see their favourite stars dressed in finery, making an international style statement, and setting the tone for red carpet fashion for the rest of the year. This year, Deepika ruled the roost bringing out one brilliant outfit after another, while Neha Dhupia was off to a great start, but some of her sartorial choices later did raise eyebrows – and not appreciative ones. Shilpa Shetty was sensual as usual, and overall stars seem to have preferred much of designers Shantanu & Nikhil for the green carpet this year. Here are some of the best dressed celebrities from the event.
Quantico star Priyanka Chopra nailed it in this beautiful Schiaparelli Couture gown. Styled by Cristina Ehrlich, the Baywatch star looked ethereal in this flowing chiffon gown with a Roman-style neckline, which she paired with classic Cartier jewellery.
Actress Sayani Gupta, who is best known for her role in Margarita with a Straw, looked urban chic in this La Bourjoisie gown with a deep neck and an interesting sailor-like skin-toned flap at the back. Styled by Shreeja Rajgopal, the actress’ bold slit, deep maroon lips with that bob cut really turned heads at the green carpet.
IIFA 2016 fashion has been all about Deepika Padukone. The Bajirao Mastani actress has been on-point for every event in Madrid and the awards and the awards ceremony was no different. Dressed in a white Sabyasachi gown inspired by Spanish bull fighters, sporting a Godet skirt and cape, Padukone looked fierce and ravishing at the same time.
Ranveer Singh looks rakishly handsome in no matter what he wears, and the IIFA awards night was no different. Dressed to the nines in a Tom Ford suit, the Bajirao Mastani actor cut a fine figure on the IIFA green carpet.
Shilpa Shetty, who stunned on Day 1 with a jumpsuit, showed off her curves in this cut-work column gown by Shantanu & Nikhil. Husband Raj Kundra matched her stitch by stitch by looking dapper in a suit by the same designers.
Southern belle Aditi Rao Hydari, who has made quite a few ripples in Bollywood looked elegant in this Shantanu & Nikhil green shimmering gown, which she paired with Outhouse jewellery. Though we’re not a huge fan of the billowing skirt, the sweetheart neckline and temple jewellery (a la Sonam Kapoor at Cannes) made for an interesting look for sure.
Dia Mirza really knows how to work simple designs in her favour. The actress and former beauty queen looked lovely and fresh in this pastel green Nakul Sen ensemble, paired with H Ajoomal jewellery.
Actress Neha Dhupia, who is usually bang on with her style quotient and even started off IIFA 2016 with a gorgeous retro look, somehow managed to miss the mark over a series of outfits. This white H&M gown looked like a cross between a nun’s uniform and matron’s outfit and that front bouffant hairdo didn’t help at all.
Yet another actress who opted for the Shantanu & Nikhil camp of couture for IIFA 2016 was Bhumi Pednekar – who made her Bollywood debut last year. The beautiful grey gown with lace overlays looked lovely on the actress, though an updo might have looked more elegant.
Actress Athiya Shetty is known for her fashion statement, and here too she didn’t disappoint. Dressed in a jacketed white pantsuit with a beautiful laced blouse, designed by the international favourite Bibhu Mohapatra, the actress looked absolutely stunning, and there is nothing we’d change about that day-time look, including the red lip colour.
Actress, producer and director Divya Khosla Kumar wore a pretty Vikram Phadnis lehenga for the IIFA awards, and carried the look off with much elan.
Actress Shriya Saran opted for a classic silhouette while picking up this maroon Falguni and Shane Peacock gown. She was like a breath of fresh air, pairing her ensemble with a simple set of tops, and shimmery clutch.
Actress Nargis Fakhri looked like a dream in this riqué Namrata Joshipura gown. Styled by Allia Al Rufai, the embellished gown had a plunging neckline and an equally deep back, showing off Fakhri’s gorgeous figure to perfection.