Aishwarya Rai, who has been a regular at the Cannes Film Festival since 2002, recently attended the 75th edition of the annual event. The actor, who was representing the brand L’Oreal, made a statement in an elaborate pink gown, as she attended the screening of Armageddon Time on the third day of Cannes 2022.
Gaurav Gupta, who designed Aishwarya’s costume, which featured a mermaid-style silhouette and a shell-shaped construction on its again, has now revealed the thought course of and the onerous work that went into designing the distinctive costume. He stated that he wished to create one thing particular for Aishwarya, as Cannes 2022 marked her twentieth yr on the pageant. The designer stated that with Aishwarya’s robe, he wished to share a message of hope, start, and beauty after the robust instances the world has confronted in recent times. He said that he wanted to create something special for Aishwarya, as Cannes 2022 marked her 20th year at the festival.
The designer said that with Aishwarya’s gown, he wanted to share a message of hope, birth, and beauty after the tough times the world has faced in recent years.We wanted something which denotes hope, birth and beauty. After all the world has gone through in the past few years, we wanted to celebrate life and art.” The designer also noted that the gown was his interpretation of Italian also Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting Birth of Venus, with the shell like structure behind the shoulder symbolising Venus’s rise from the scalloped shell. He said, “Aishwarya is a complete woman and a beautiful person. As I got to know her through the process, I discovered a wonderful, spiritual person who is really connected to her soul and is elegant. That purity in the absolute sense of beauty inspired me to think of the concept of the Birth of Venus.”The designer revealed that it took 20 days and over 100 craftspeople to create the outfit as they made sure not to disappoint ‘one of the most beautiful women in the world.’ He added that Aishwarya herself was involved in the creative process right from the beginning. Talking about Aishwarya’s stardom at the festival, Gaurav said, “The frenzy, the love, that Aishwarya receives here, it’s almost madness. People couldn’t stop screaming her name out loud and the fanfare was insane. So just to see that frenzy, it fills you with joy… She is a phenomenon in Cannes. It’s like a real-life film in itself.”