Red carpet capers in 2015

Red carpet capers in 2015

Trends, standout appearances and damp squibs seen on the red carpet this year.

(From left) Katrina Kaif; Kajol; Ranveer Singh
(From left) Katrina Kaif; Ranveer SinghKajol; Kajol

Organic Beauty
Bollywood divas toned down the bling and gave us refined looks, even turning to organic textiles to make a statement. Surprise entries on the red carpet this year were Aneeth Arora’s granny chic styles (worn extensively by Kangana Ranaut and the star cast of Angry Indian Goddesses) and Anavila Misra’s linen weaves donned by Neha Dhupia, Sonam Kapoor, Kajol and Kalki Koechlin.

Canned Effort
Katrina Kaif made her much anticipated Cannes Film Festival red carpet debut, but failed to make a sartorial splash. While she looked divine in her Elie Saab and Oscar de la Renta gowns, she displayed none of the savior faire of fellow L’Oreal brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or the sheer effortless charisma of Sonam Kapoor. Let’s hope she has a better run in 2016.

Main Man
Love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore Ranveer Singh on the red carpet. The actor had a fabulous run for the promotions of Bajirao Mastani, matching his eclectic style to his effervescent personality. From a brocade sherwani by Sabyasachi and a kedia kurta by Rohit Bal to a full-skirted look by Anju Modi and gladiators and embellished brogues, the actor mixed it up and how!

New Look
If we said she’s never looked better, we wouldn’t be joking. In her comeback avatar Kajol is not only sporting a fitter frame, but also stylish outfits. During the promotions of Dilwale the actor made quite an impression in Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna ensembles, Pankaj & Nidhi and Gauri and Nainika sheath dresses and Sabyasachi saris. We hear the magical makeover is courtesy celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri.