Talk about dramatic tension! Everyone was expecting Aishwarya Rai on the red carpet at Cannes for the 'Deux jours, une nuit' premiere, but it was only at the very last moment that she stepped out, the floor cleared, and the Indian actress posed in front of a frenzy of photographers...
In a figure-hugging strapless bodice with a fishtail skirt and flowing train, Aishwarya showed her star status. The dress itself consisted of multiple graphic criss-crossing sequinned panels over a sheer fabric, which gave it a three-dimensional quality.
Why we love it
This dress has a simple yet classic silhouette, which perfectly shows off Aishwarya's curves. The gold color is an excellent choice because it brings out the warm undertones of her skin. Not only did we see several celebrities wearing this gold shade on the same red carpet, but throughout Cannes 2014, rose-gold has been spotted everywhere - could this be the celebrity color of the season?
Aishwarya chose to accessorize very minimally, with a single gold bangle on her left wrist, and a chunky gold ring on her right hand. This meant the attention remained focussed on her face and dress.
Another special touch we loved was Aishwarya's gorgeous lipstick! Cherry-red, with a very slight gloss to it, her lips exactly matched her red nails (attention to detail!), another unsurprising trend on the Cannes red carpet this year.
Those signature flowing brown locks added some spice to the ensemble, making her look va-va-voom.
Another L'Oréal Paris ambassador absolutely ruling the red carpet - nice work, Aishwarya!