Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a global icon acknowledged for her flawless beauty. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that Aishwarya sizzles most of her red carpet appearances – particularly due to her stunning looks despite facing some major fashion disasters over the years.

Cannes 2017 is all set to begin on May 17. Here is a countdown recollecting all of her appearances in the film festival and how the actress finally got her style sensibilities just aligned with international fashion trends.

Cannes 2002

2002 marked the debut Aishwarya Rai at Cannes – at the premiere of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial venture, Devdas. Aishwarya was spotted in an all golden look wearing a Neeta Lulla sari with heavy gold jewelry.  This look came up as a strong Indian flamboyance but her beauty charmed everyone.

golden sari

Cannes 2003

Aishwarya returned to the Cannes film festival in 2003 sporting a green saree designed by Neeta Lulla yet again. Though she was spotted in the traditional ensemble that was safe, she sure didn’t seem to impress at all with her fashion approach. In fact, she was unanimously panned for this look.


Cannes 2004

Cannes 2004 was Aishwarya’s debut on the red carpet as the brand ambassador of L’Oreal. She opted for a glamorous look this time flaunting a white shimmery gown designed by her friend designer, Neeta Lulla.  The gown didn’t quite compliment her personality and was highly criticized.

aishwarya in neeta lulla

Cannes 2005

In 2005, Aishwarya became the news for opening the festival at the French Riviera. She sported just the right black Gucci gown catching the eye of one and all.

Aishwarya in cannes black gown

Cannes 2006

In 2006, Aishwarya mesmerized the red carpet with her blue Roberto Cavalli gown that was accessorized with a trend setting snake choker. She flaunted this completely international look that was praised all over.

aishwarya rai bachchan in snake neckpiece

Cannes 2007

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a grand entry alongside her husband Abhishek Bachchan at Cannes film festival 2007. She looked simple yet significant in her Giorgio Armani gown with a beautiful diamond choker. The newy married couple stunned the red carpet this time.


Cannes 2008

This year, Aishwarya attended the Cannes film festival with her family. She was spotted wearing a fuschia pink Cavalli marking it as one of her best international looks.

aishwarya rai cannes 2008

Cannes 2009

Aishwarya stunned everyone with her white Cavalli gown tiered skirt that looked alright. It isn’t an easy task to flaunt an outfit of such kind but the style diva managed to pull it off with just the right hairdo.


Cannes 2010

In 2010, Raavan premiered at Cannes to which she was accompanied by husband Abhishek Bachchan. Aishwarya stunned the shutterbugs with her ravishing Indian streak. She opted for a shimmering saree by Sabhyasachi with a simple hairdo.


Cannes 2011

Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet this year in the most futuristic vision with ample drama. She wore a structured two toned Armani Prive with the right combination of white and blue. Her hair and Smokey eye makeup did complete justice to the outfit.

aishwarya rai

Cannes 2012

In 2012, Aishwarya Rai rocked her post baby body in an Elie Saab ensemble. She was highly talked about due to her gained weight but the fashionista managed to win the admiration of the media across the world.


Cannes 2013

So this time, Aishwarya  opted something very different in terms of colors. She walked the red carpet in a Gucci Premiere gown. She looked every bit of style diva with the international touch to her hair and makeup.

Aishwarya in blue gown

Cannes 2014

Aishwarya was back with a bang this year. She had lost all those extra kilos and dazzled the red carpet in a gold Roberto Cavalli gown. Complimenting the outfit was her bold red lip color! This was undoubtedly her best appearance at the film festival.

aishwarya golden gown

Cannes 2015

Aishwarya sure knows to work it best in a white outfit.  Flaunting a voluminous Ralph and Russo gown with dramatic ruffles – it gave her the much needed oomph factor. This look will remain in fashion and style conversations for a while.

Aishwarya in white gown

Cannes 2016

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did the extraordinary at the Cannes film festival, 2016. The actress is known to play safe but she broke all the barriers and was spotted wearing a purple lip color paired with a Rami Kadi gown.  The lip color took all the attention and became the talk of the town.

aishwarya rai cannes 2016Which is your favorite look of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ?


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