Popularly called the Bollywood Oscars, this year’s extravaganza, IIFA 2017 will transpire in New York over the weekend (14-15 July) to honor the finest performances of 2016-2017. The larger-than-life show will be telecast live from the venue and boasts of performances from industry stalwarts like AR Rahman and Mohit Chauhan along with Diljit Dosanjh, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput and Shahid Kapoor. But as fashion lovers, our style lenses are focused on all the green carpet drama that will unfold and bring to the fore, some of the most memorable style moments of our beloved stars. Over the years, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonakshi Sinha dazed us with their stylish green carpet offerings. While these divas stuck to a safe color palette of white, red and black, their stylish take on these classic colors is certainly worth a dekko.
Over 18 glorious years of IIFA, green carpet style of our tinsel town denizens has improved remarkably. As global fashion has evolved, B-townies too have jumped aboard the stylish bandwagon and played the perfect muses to some of the most brilliant creations. While some chose to showcase Indian creations, others opted for luxe global creations. Certainly, a sight for sore eyes, IIFA has seen the emergence of fashion and beauty trends that are aptly lapped up by the growing brigade of bloggers for others to twin like their beloved celebs. Here are some of the best green carpet moments from the IIFA style diaries.
Deepika Padukone clinched the Best Actress Award at IIFA 2016 in Madrid, Spain for her brilliant performance in Piku. For IIFA Rocks, also known as the IIFA Music And Fashion Extravaganza, Deepika Padukone slayed the scene with a bold black Swapnil Shinde gown featuring a dangerous plunge and a long tulle train. She complimented it well with a pearl necklace and rounded up the look with rings from Anmol Jewellers and a smashing updo.
For the IIFA 2012, held in Singapore, Priyanka Chopra showcased a stunning blush pink Dolce and Gabbana strapless gown channeling the ethereal vibe to the hilt. It was probably the same time when PeeCee brought to the fore, the trend of minimal makeup and matte brown lips – a rage that her contemporaries have eventually embraced.
At the IIFA 2015 in Tampa, Florida, Anushka Sharma chose a strapless red Gauri and Nainika gown and topped her look with tousled hair, a minimal makeup, bright red lips and sans accessories.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
For the IIFA 2014 that transpired in Tampa, Florida, Kareena Kapoor Khan made heads turn in a sultry black Giorgio Armani gown replete with deep cuts and pocket details. Keeping things minimal, Kareena steered clear of accessories and sported an elegant hairdo.
For the IIFA Awards 2015, Jacqueline Fernandez channeled her inner Jasmine, the famed Disney character with an intricate Anamika Khanna creation and accessorized her look with jewelry from Goenka Jewelers. Bright lips, a chic hairdo rounded up Jackie’s look.
For the IIFA Awards 2015, Kriti Sanon donned an elaborate ivory colored one-shouldered Georges Chakra gown replete with a high neck and a long train. She complimented the look well with a pair of golden studs and hand-cuff, keeping her look minimal with defined eyes, nude lips and an updo.
For the IIFA Awards 2015 held in Malaysia, Sonakshi Sinha chose a customized Monisha Jaising black gown and complimented her look with bright red lips, delicate baubles from Gehna Jewellers and a vintage-chic updo.
While the divas of B-town have only upped the style quotient over the years, this year’s green carpet offerings are touted to be something to look out for and we can hardly wait for it! Until then, stay tuned and stay stylish!
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