Aishwarya Rai At Cannes Film Festival Over Years

Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Knows to Nail Her Persona at Cannes Red Carpet!

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 11th-22nd May 2016. George Miller has been announced as the President of the Jury for the main competition, while French actor, Laurent Lafitte has been announced as the host for the opening and closing ceremonies. But talking about Cannes Film Festival and you happen to miss Aishwarya Rai’s name! Not viable, isn’t it?

Since last 14 years, it has been a tradition to witness World’s Most Beautiful Woman, Aishwarya Rai posing for the shutterbugs at Cannes Film Festival. When it comes to Cannes Film Festival, people not just in India but throughout the globe enthrallingly linger for the former Miss World’s one glimpse at the red carpet. So today, let’s go in a flashback to behold the beauty that reigns over the hearts of people worldwide when she walks the red carpet at Cannes with all splendor!

Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai marked her debut at Cannes in 2002 after her blockbuster hit movie, “Devdas”. Her first appearance at Cannes was a safe choice, as she opted for a quintessentially Indian look while donning a finely carved gold necklace along with a golden Neeta Lulla saree.


In the subsequent year, 2003, Aishwarya yet again went for a Neeta Lulla sarees for her two days schedule at Cannes. On Day 1, the first Indian actor to be a jury at Cannes, was found wearing a neon green Neeta Lulla saree with her hair tied up in a high bun. On Day 2 of the Cannes Film Festival 2004, Aishwarya donned a shimmering pink dress from Neeta Lulla’s wardrobe along with the diamonds. The look was a complete miss and she was critiqued for her unkempt hair and choice of apparels.

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In 2004 Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya stepped up her game and wore Neeta Lulla design yet again for the third consecutive time, but this time it was a white evening gown decked up with fine silver embellishments. The former Miss World completed her look with Chopard jewellery with permed hair.

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In Cannes 2005, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan looked absolutely ravishing in a floral evening gown by Giorgio Armani. She looked fresh, vibrant and stunningly gorgeous! She got thumbs up for her beautiful choices.  On Day 2 of Cannes Film Festival 2005, Aishwarya made her appearance at red carpet yet again in a black Gucci gown which had a plunging neck! She indeed proved that gorgeous women can never go wrong with black!


In Cannes Film Festival 2006, Aishwarya Rai wore a navy blue strapless gown teamed up with a snake shaped neck-piece. While she got thumbs up for her choice by some fashion critics, other simply called the look forgettable.


In 2007, Aishwarya Rai flaunted her beauty at the red carpet hand in hand with her newly wedded husband, Abhishekh Bacchan.  She looked breathtaking in her diamond jewellery and white strapless gown. What made her all the more alluring was her tanned skin effect and smoky eyes, making her aura more remarkable and unique!


In Cannes 2008, Aishwarya Rai exhibited her sanguine body in a lovely golden gown. The following day, she looked sumptuous in her black evening gown. On Day 3, she wore a bold fuschia gown for which she had to undergo rave reviews.


In Cannes Film Festival 2009, Aishwarya completely nailed her persona at the red carpet. On Day 1, she wowed all her fans with her floor-sweeping Roberto Cavalli strapless white gown.


On Day 2, she was beautifully dressed in a grey Elie Saab one-shoulder gown matching it up with slicked-back hair. She looked amazingly breathtaking!


Cannes 2010 made her all the more beautiful!  By this time Elie Saab had become Aishwarya’s favourite designer. She was dressed in Elie Saab’s violet mermaid gown with a train and sheer shoulders.

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On Day 2, she wore yet another Elie Saab’s off shoulder black dress.


On Day 3 of Cannes 2010, Aishwarya steal the show with her black strapless Armani Prive gown. She added a dash of color with her red lipstick.


On Day 4, that same year, Aishwarya wore a beautiful Sabyasachi saree in which she simply looked gorgeous.


In Cannes 2011, Aishwarya Rai dazzled in Elie Saab one shoulder embroidered gown. On the subsequent day, she went for a geometric Armani Prive dress with smokey eyes effect. She looked sheer perfection of beauty.


In Cannes 2012, the new mommy Aishwarya Rai gained a lot of weight post her pregnancy. She was dressed in grey Elie Saab gown which clung to her body making her look heavier. Upon her arrival Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was first seen in an Angelo Katsapis maxi dress. Thereafter she was found dressed in cream chikankari Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla saree with an embroidered jacket. Later, she was spotted in a Roberto Cavalli kaftan.


In Cannes 2013, Aishwarya covered up all the criticisms she received in the previous year! She rocked the gowns and other couture at Cannes. Aishwarya was dressed in Roberto Cavalli throughout. Both the gowns accentuated her beauty.


In Cannes 2014, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan along with her husband Abhishek Bachchan hosted the amfAR Gala. While Abhishek was found donning a black bandhgala long jacket, the ravishing Miss World was dressed in Armani couture!


The “Most Successful Miss World” looked gorgeous in a shimmery champagne colored Armani Privé couture gown.


In Cannes 2015, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was dressed from head-to-toe in Stella McCarntney for photo-calls. Going all white, Aishwarya paired her ensemble with nude mules and a bold red lip.


Later, the L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her astonishingly beautiful first appearance at Cannes red carpet in a green colored lace Elie Saab evening gown. The former Miss World walked the red carpet in a turquoise Elie Saab gown, and teamed it up with DeGrisgono jewellery.


On Day 2 of Cannes 2015, the Pink Panther actress, looked vava-voom exuberant in a strapless burgundy Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 gown.


The subsequent day, Aishwarya Rai wore a stylish outfit from Ralph & Russo’s Fall 2014 Couture collection. Later, Aishwarya Rai looked gorgeously laudable in a white and gold Georges Chakra mermaid gown at an L’Oreal press meet.


Aishwarya Rai Bacchan made her first appearance on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival 2016 on 13 May, 2016. Aishwarya Rai looked resplendent in a golden Ali Younes beaded cape couture gown.

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For the red carpet event of Day 2 Cannes Film Festival 2016, Aishwarya went for a golden gown by Elie Saab which outburst her ethereal beauty in a wonderful way!

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With every passing year, Aishwarya is certainly growing more beautiful and splendid. With 2016 Cannes Film Festival just a month far, I must say her yet another red carpet look would be eagerly anticipated! Which is your favourite red carpet look of Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan at Cannes Film Festival? Do share your opinions.

Vagisha Mishra

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