Eastern Eye (UK)
Celebrities make style statements at the Oscars
AS THE “champagne” carpet was rolled out, the 2023 Oscars saw the latest trends in fashion as showcased by A-list stars and celebrities.
Actress Deepika Padukone was a presenter at the event . For the main ceremony, she wore a Louis Vuitton black offshoulder velvet gown that featured a mermaid silhouette, with matching velvet gloves. She accessorised the outfit with diamond jewelry, including a statement necklace from Cartier, with a pear-shaped yellow diamond in the centre.
For the Vanity Fair afterparty, Padukone changed into a Naeem Khan pink mini dress with short sleeves and a vneckline. She paired it with black stockings and kept the black gloves from her Oscars outfi and accessorised with diamond earrings from Cartier.
RRR actor Ram Charan was dressed in a bespoke threepiece ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil, styled by Nikita Jaisinghani. The outfit included an asymmetrical kurta, straight-fitted pants, and a black bandhgala jacket adorned with golden buttons.
Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Ram Charan's wife, was dressed in a sustainable ivory silk sari spun from recycled scraps, specially crafted by Hyderabad-based designer Jayanti Reddy. She carried a handmade potli made from scraps that complemented her sari, and wore an intricately crafted Lilium neckpiece. It was part of a collection of lifesize flowers designed by avantgarde Mumbai-based jewellery designer Bina Goenka.
Charan's RRR co-star, Jr NTR, opted for a Gaurav Gupta outfit styled by Ashwin Mawle and Hassan Khan. The bandhgala kurta featured a gold-embellished tiger motif on one shoulder, paying homage to India's national animal.
SS Rajamouli, the director of RRR, donned his signature look of a kurta and dhoti at the Oscars, while Naatu Naatu singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj were dressed in traditional kurta-pyjama sets.
Kartiki Gonzalves and Guneet Monga, from The Elephant Whisperers, also added an ethnic touch of glamour at the ceremony. Gonzalves chose to wear a vibrant gown with a sheer overlay by Rahul Mishra, while Monga opted for a traditional Benarasi saree with an elephant motif and an elephant brooch.
British Asian star Riz Ahmed sported Prada's latest oversized collar shirt, fresh off the 2023 catwalk, while Malala Yousafzai arrived in style, donning a silver floor-length gown by Ralph Lauren that featured a head covering and a neatly ruched side waist.
Mindy Kaling chose a lasercut white dress by Vera Wang, featuring detached sleeves.