The Best of Bollywood at the Cannes Film Festival

 As the Cannes Film Festival, 2021 commences, we look back at the 18 most iconic fashion moments created by Priyanka, Aiswarya, Deepika, Sonam, Katrina and more through the decade, including THAT striking purple lip.

Ah, the glamorous, sartorial extravaganza known as the Cannes Film Festival, the flashing lights, the drama, the razzle-dazzle of it all! Year after year, stars from across the world converge at this quiet resort town on the French Rivera to celebrate excellence in cinema and showcase the most stylish and avant-garde in fashion looks that the eye can behold. Bollywood too has had its fair share of memorable moments on the festival red carpet through the last decade. As the 2021 festival commences post its hiatus last year, and we prep our self for the onslaught of some truly glorious fashion, we glance back at 18 iconic moments created by Bollywood stalwarts at Cannes, from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and more.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Michael Cinco, circa 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wearing THAT striking purple lipstick, circa 2018

The beautiful dress she wore was by designer Naeem Khan, but let's face it, it was the lip that stole the show.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a white Ashi Studio jumpsuit, circa 2019

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a Jean-Louis Sabaji gown, circa 2019

Deepika Padukone wearing a Rohit Bal sari, circa 2010

Deepika Padukone in Ashi Studio, circa 2018

Deepika Padukone in a Peter Dundas outfit, circa 2019

Deepika Padukone wearing Giambattista Valli, circa 2019

The dress that captured the imagination, and sparked the memes of millions is here!

Priyanka Chopra wearing a frothy white Georges Hobeika gown, circa 2019

By her side, Nick Jonas sported an all-white look by Berluti.

Priyanka Chopra in a red-and-black Roberto Cavalli gown, circa 2019

Sonam Kapoor wearing an Anamika Khanna sari, circa 2013

Sonam Kapoor wearing Elie Saab, circa 2017

Sonam Kapoor in a Ralph and Russo Lehenga, circa 2018

We love that Sonam has opted for a mix of Indian outfits over the years. On this particular occasion, the British designer duo created their first-ever lehenga for Sonam.

Sonam Kapoor in a Ralph and Russo pantsuit with a train, circa 2019

Katrina Kaif in Oscar De La Renta, circa 2015

Katrina Kaif wearing Elie Saab, circa 2015

Kangana Ranaut in an embellished jumpsuit by Nedret Taciroglu, circa 2018

Preity Zinta wearing a teal-blue column gown and Chopard jewels, circa 2008