for those of you not in the know, kanistha dhankar is the current femina miss india. she made her cannes red carpet debut as a representative of chivas jewelery with sabyasachi
i LOVE when people do traditional ethnic wear on the red carpet, especially at major international forums like cannes. and when it is done so well, all you can do is applaud. i always notice how confidence and sensational indian women look when they are wearing eastern wear at a western event – it’s as if they feel at home. another thing i’ve noticed is that indian stars who opt to wear sabyasachi end up looking the best (i.e. ash and a.r rahman’s wife saira)
anywho, kanistha stands out from the crowd wearing a traditional black and gold sabysachi lehnga with an embroidered net dupatta. i know many would say she looks out of place with that styling, but i think she has hit it out of the ballpark. her look is definitely attention-grabbing but not for the wrong reasons. she looks insanely sensual – almost like eastern royalty.
i am absolutely in love with this gold and polki matha-patti by chivas. it is a stunning addition to an already gorgeous look. i think it’s important to keep in mind that she is there to represent india and she couldn’t have done it in a better way. her look isn’t gaudy or flashy, she looks elegant and confident and i just love anything sabyasachi so maybe i’m biased.
ps – how great does he look in his outfit???