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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her 15 year journey in Cannes


This year marks the completion of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 15-year journey in Cannes. The actress started her journey in the year 2002, when she walked the Red Carpet for the promotion of her film Devdas. She was accompanied by her Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-actor Shah Rukh Khan on the carpet.

The 42-year-old actress has never looked back since then. She has become the face that represent India unofficially at the Red Carpet. Even though her association with international fashion started when she walked the Cannes Red Carpet as the official Brand Ambassador of L’Oreal for the first time in 2004.

One thing that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has truly learned in this 15 years of her journey in Cannes is how to dress up. The actress can be credited for the fact that with every passing year she learned to dress a little better than the previous year.Even though she is known as one of the most beautiful women on the planet but when it came to her dressing style she apparently lacked her ability to dress up.

We take you on a journey of the actress from being a novice to becoming a trendsetter on Cannes.


ashwariya Rai Bachchan 2002

For her first ever appearance in 2002, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan choose to wore a sari designed by Neetu Lulla. The actress was criticized for being over loud with her makeup and jewellery for her debut in Cannes.


In 2003, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was appointed as a jury member for Cannes whereas this was also the year when she made the biggest fashion faux on Cannes. This may be the year that former beauty may like to erase from her memory. From the color of her dress to her makeup all came under the media criticism.


For Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 2005 marked the year of getting her fashion choices right. She sparkled in the black Gucci gown and totally rocked the deep neckline. It was the year which at last made the actress make correct fashion choices.

Ashwariya Rai Bachchan 2005

For her Cannes Red Carpet appearance 2006, the actress totally rocked the navy blue strapless gown. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also played a very important in setting a new trend of wearing snake like neck piece.

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan 2006

2007,was the year when she turned from Miss Aishwarya Rai to Mrs Ashwarya Rai Bachchan. She turned heads when she walked the red carpet hand in hand with Abhisekh Bachchan.


Well one can definitely say that 2008 can be marked as the year when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan definitely looked her best. The dress choice to the makeup everything only made the actress look more prettier. Also it was the entire when the entire Bachchan clan made their debut on the Red carpet.



According to fashion pandit in  in 2009 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made all the right noises. On Day 1 she wore the floor-sweeping Roberto Cavalli strapless white gown. On Day 2 she looked stunning grey Elie Saab one-shoulder gown.


By the year 2010, the actress had learned the art of looking stunning at the red carpet. Not only she looked amazing but designer Elie Saab had become the go to designer for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.


In 2011 the goddess again wore a stunning one soldered Elie Saab gown. The actress figure was highlighted beautifully in a geometric Armani Prive dress with smokey eyes.


2012 marked the year of the arrival of Aishwarya daughter Aaradhya. The actress received praise from fashion pandit around the world for proudly embracing her plus size curves in grey ElieSaab Gown.

aishwarya-rai in 2012

Cannes 2013 was a huge hit with the fashion police. In her one-shoulder teal Gucci Premiere gown at the premiere of Behind the Candelabra she looked her stunning best.

Aishwarya_Rai in 2013

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan simply looked her best in the year 2014. Her first look was in a glamorous strapless gold gown where she simply won the heart of fashion pandit around the world. For her second day she wore dazzling white gown. Both the gowns had a train and looked stunning on her.


Cannes 2015 she dove into every avenue of beauty, with her teal green Elie Saab and subtle violet eyes and nude lips with her Ralph & Russo couture. She simply stole the heart of the millions with the way she looked on Cannes.

Ashwariya Rai Bachchan 2015

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has definitely come a long way and her appearance in 2016 is for sure one of the best appearance on the Red Carpet. She made head turns and dazzled the photographers with her golden gown. She opted for Kuwait’s designer Ali Younes.


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