Thank God for Sonam Kapoor. Even as Vidya Balan styles her beautiful Sabyasachi pieces with a distinctly matronly twist, Sonam is flying the fashion flag at Cannes for us. After a stunning Anamika Khanna sari and jacket ensemble at the opening ceremony, Sonam scored a second style high in floral Dolce & Gabbana. The drama of the oversized flower motifs, strapless bodice and voluminous skirt was paired with simple sideswept hair and a Sunita Kapoor neckpiece. On a red carpet populated with other fashion stars including Freida Pinto and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, Sonam's ensemble was high-impact.
At a separate event, Sonam wore a net and lace Shehla Khan lehenga with an off-shoulder choli and a diamond necklace. In sharp contrast to Sonam's polished couture look, Vidya Balan wore her Sabyasachi sari with blue beads and a nose ring. However, despite the kitschy twist, Vidya's outfit couldn't escape the frump factor. She may have taken her style cue from Sonam, who wore her opening Anamika Khanna number with an outsized nose ring. Vidya's effort, however, didn't have quite the same effect. A shame, because Sabyasachi and Vidya are usually a potent fashion cocktail. Not this time, it seems.