Indian Fashion at Cannes 2024 - Aishwarya Rai and More

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Is Cannes a Big Deal?

The Cannes Film Festival has been a talking point for Indian fashion since Aishwarya Rai's back to back appearances at the event in 2002 and 2003. Since her debut in 2002, she has consistently served graceful and elegant statement looks at the French film festival, and opened the door for Indian representation on this global platform.
Aishwarya Rai debuted at Cannes 2002 in a Neeta Lulla saree
Aishwarya in Neeta Lulla, Cannes 2002

Who went to Cannes from India in 2024?

Since 2002, the number of prominent Indians to grace Cannes has consistently increased. Indian cinema and fashion have become fixtures at Cannes, showcasing an impressive and varied body of work every year.

As a natural evolution of India's growing global prominence, this year saw two interesting developments at Cannes 2024:
  1. The appearance of a number of Indian fashion and beauty influencers, showcasing beautiful styles from prominent design labels. Notable standouts among these are 23-year-old fashionista Nancy Tyagi and 26-year-old beauty influencer Aastha Shah.

Our Favourite Indian Fashion Looks at Cannes 2024

1. Nancy Tyagi - Wearing Herself

Nancy Tyagi stole hearts and turned heads at Cannes this year when she graced Cannes with a beautiful hand-stitched pink gown that she made herself.

Nancy Tyagi's pink hand-stitched gown - Cannes 2024

Nancy Tyagi in her self-designed and self-stitched debut gown - Cannes, 2024

Her entrancing Cannes debut is the icing on the cake for this self-made fashion designer from Uttar Pradesh, who already has nearly 870,000 Instagram followers and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.

Nancy Tyagi's second and third looks at Cannes 2024, also hand stitched by herself

Nancy Tyagi's second and third looks at Cannes, 2024

Considering the splash she has made with her designs and the overwhelmingly positive response she has garnered in the fashion industry, we're certain that she will go on to do well in the world of fashion. We wish Nancy our best.

2. Who Styled Aishwarya Rai for Cannes? Bold Statement Looks from Falguni Shane Peacock

Cannes veteran Aishwarya Rai never fails to make an impact, and this year was no different. For her first appearance at Cannes 2024, Aishwarya Rai chose a black and white FSP gown adorned with golden 3D flowers.

Aishwarya Rai's 2024 first look at Cannes features a black and gold gown from Falguni Shane Peacock

Aishwarya Rai's first look at Cannes 2024 - Design by Falguni Shane Peacock

According to designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock, the gown's black silhouette reflects her timeless aura, with the gold detailing symbolizing her illustrious career. While the inspiration behind this beautiful design makes sense, considering their extensive experience and talent, we feel certain that FSP could have done much more with the black and gold theme.

On her second day at Cannes 2024, Aishwarya dazzled in a shimmering ruffle gown in silver and blue.

Aishwarya Rai's second Cannes 2024 look featured a controversial blue and silver ruffle gown from Falguni Shane Peacock
Aishwarya Rai second Cannes 2024 look. Falguni Shane Peacock may have taken their name a little too literally with this design.

Jokes apart, this was a bold and controversial move, showcasing a distinct style from what is typically seen at Cannes. The look has turned out to be wildly divisive among netizens. As legends in the fashion industry, FSP certainly would have been able to gauge in advance the reactions and attention this gown would garner, and probably intended their design as an eye-catching conversation starter.

3. A Dream Come True for Aastha Shah

Our third and final highlight from the Cannes 2024 lineup is Mumbai-based content creator Aastha Shah. As someone living with the skin condition vitiligo, Shah has redefined beauty standards and broken barriers in the fashion and beauty industries.

Aastha Shah stunned in a green Fouad Sarkis designer gown that highlighted her vitiligo

Aastha Shah in Fouad Sarkis, Cannes 2024 - Flaunting her vitiligo instead of minimizing it

Shah’s stunning green Fouad Sarkis gown perfectly complemented her elegance and poise. The intricate design and flowing silhouette highlighted her natural beauty and drew attention to her vitiligo in a way that was both empowering and inspiring.

When it came to Indian fashion, the Cannes Film Festival 2024 showcased some of the most stunning moments yet. Indian fashion truly brought its A-game this year, and many of the bold styles and statement looks highlighted this year will continue to be talked about in coming years. As we look back on these highlights, it's clear that Cannes continues to be a major influence on global fashion trends. We can't wait to see what next year brings!

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