Cannes 2023: Sara Ali Khan made her Cannes red carpet debut in a stunning hand-embroidered multi-panel skirt designed by renowned couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
Sara made a royal statement on the iconic steps and celebrated India and its crafts at the opening ceremony of the 76th Cannes Film Festival. A perfect look for a royal star, the intricate shadow work embroidery, which adorns each unique panel, showcased an enchanting calendar of designs from the famed couture house of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Known for their Indian craftsmanship and intricate thread work, the details added a touch of glamor to her ethereal look. Sara’s ensemble is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with a dazzling blouse adorned with crystals, pearls and resham work.
Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have celebrated double draping in their designs and it has become a part of their signature styles. To add to the allure, the ensemble consisted of two curtains of tulle, including an enchanting drape over one shoulder and a long head veil. Both curtains show off the finest shading work, with the main veil embellished with tiny shading dots and intricate borders.
Sara looked radiant as she walked the red carpet like royalty and celebrated her Indianness on Day 1 of the festival. Before stepping onto the red carpet, Sara spoke to Brut and shared how proud she is to celebrate India and crafts at Cannes. She also went on to complement designer duo Abu and Sandeep for designing the ensemble which is fresh, modern and traditional.
The 76th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on a fashionable note with celebrities such as Johnny Deep, Uma Thurman, Esha Gupta, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Fan BingBing, Helen Mirren, Naomi Campbell and others attending the screening of the opening film Jeanne du Berry at day 1.
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The film festival, which lasts until May 27, will see an array of celebrities grace the red carpet. From India, actors including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Sunny Leone, Mrunal Thakur, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manushi Chillar, Diana Penty and Vijay Varma among others will grace the Cannes Film Festival with their unique style quotient.