The Lady That Was, Is, And Will Always Be A Sartorial Icon
There are new age celebrity fashionistas with their posse of stylists and then there is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The very mention of her name conjures up visuals of countless red carpets, campaigns and runways, not to mention the heated speculations and debates on her sartorial preferences for these events. What intrigues us more though, is the forceful persona, the magnetic charm and the devil may care attitude when it comes to these critiques. And what keeps us awestruck is this unapologetic individuality Aishwarya Rai Bachchan brings to her every look, making fashion a redundant term in front of her style.
Oscar Wilde said one must either be a work of art or wear a work of art. Per chance he was thinking of someone like Mrs. Bachchan when he penned these famous words? Be it the aplomb and finesse we got to witness at the recent Manish Malhotra finale at India Couture Week where she walked the runway, the unapologetic sass we couldn’t but help admire at her Cannes red carpet appearance this year or the surprisingly beguiling yet sensuous side of her we never knew existed until we picked up our copy of the March issue of Vogue India (the cover of which she graced) – we would be hard pressed to curb our enthusiasm when we talk about our favorite sartorial moments of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Here we take a look at 10 of her most iconic sartorial choices, moments when Mrs. Bachchan completely owned the look and silenced critics. These looks only go to show that when it comes to fashion choices, she has definitely come into her own and has done it with the full force of her sparkling personality. The numerous brand endorsements, designers wooing her to walk their runways and magazines covers she has graced stand testimony to this fact.