Why white will always remain a timeless choice for celebrities on the red carpet and otherwise

White is the new white?

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There’s something quite spectacular about the red-carpet. Even though this year, the Oscars decided to replace it with champagne-coloured carpet, while the Met Gala decided to give the traditional red-carpet a classic Karl Lagerfeld twist, all eyes remained fixed on what celebrities wore. After all, for fans, lovers of fashion and an intrigued audience, it’s a chance to witness their favourite celebrities serving up looks in custom ensembles. For celebrities and icons of the fashion world, it’s a chance to feel and look their best—whether it means keeping up with trends, going astray from convention, or simply staying true to their personal style. In the past few months, we’ve seen a wave of some of the most stunning red-carpet looks—from the Oscars, to the Cannes Film Festival. And we’re not complaining. Amidst the super-chic trends, experimental cuts and colour palettes, we’ve also seen several celebrities go back to basics with white everything making a strong case for elegant red-carpet appearance. Simply put, white will always be the colour of the season. Here’s a roundup of all things white worn by celebrities this year. 

Priyanka Chopra at the Oscars 


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Chopra, was seen wearing a stunning white corset top, with full length, sequin-embellished and embroidered skirt designed by Falguni Shane Peacock. She completed the look with a white feather boa that added a touch of drama and elegance to the outfit, along with beach waves and a pair of transparent stilettos. 

Anushka Sharma at the Cannes Film Festival 

Gorgeous, graceful and elegant are only a few words we would use to describe Anushka Sharma’s look at the recently held Cannes Film Festival. The actor wore a custom Richard Quinn design, and looked stunning in the jewel-embellished silhouette gown with off-shouldered ruffle sleeves. She paired it with gem-stone encrusted earrings and rings. 

Mindy Kaling at the Oscars 


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Mindy Kaling definitely radiated main character energy as she arrived on the champagne-toned carpet for the Oscar ceremony, earlier this year. Her white corset dress, with a peplum cut and off-shoulder sleeves was a custom Vera Wang we’re all hearts for. She opted for a minimalistic look that she finished with a pair of statement earrings and high pony tail. 

Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala

Alia Bhatt channelled the Met Gala’s theme, 'Karl Lagerfeld: A line of Beauty' in a custom Prabal Gurung gown. The white gown was embellished with 1,00,000 pearls as the actor shone bright on the red-carpet that evening. We love the attention to detail in her look with the crystal-encrusted bow that she wore in her hair or the pearl-embellished hand-piece. 

Mira Kapoor at the NMACC Gala

The opening night of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre saw the crème de la crème from across the globe make an appearance on the red carpet. Mira Rajput Kapoor opted for a minimal yet elegant full-length white dress that she paired with an aquamarine coloured necklace. Needless to stay, she looked stunning. 

Michelle Yeoh at the Oscars 


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Michelle Yeoh, who became the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, arrived at the ceremony in a custom, feather-embroidered gown by Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior. Her look was all things simple, chic and even fairy-tale-esque.