Sigh! It was too good to last, wasn’t it? After giving us a smidgen of hope in yesterday’s Dolce & Gabbana princess gown, Sonam Kapoor brought Bollywood’s sartorial redemption to a screeching halt with the Shehla Khan lehenga-meets-widow’s-weeds-meets-Halloween-costume at the Chopard gala in Cannes today.
Unfortunately, that’s the only sigh of relief you are going to get. Really Sonam, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? That strangely shaped blouse and detachable sleeves, which completely flatten your chest and make your body look look like a wide rectangle, with not a hint of curves? That very, very, very, VERY ghastly lace design? The uncontrolled clutter? An off-white-and-dove-grey palette that makes you look like an 80-year-old matron? A gorgeous Chopard necklace that’s totally lost beneath all that gauze and froth? A Ferragamo clutch (brown… why?) that has absolutely no connect with the rest of your outfit? Hair that’s straight out of the ’50s?
Have you already forgotten the disaster of last year’s scary black lace gown from Alexander McQueen?
Or is the ageing Batwoman look really your personal aesthetic of choice?