Whatever our favourite celebs wear always grabs eyeballs, but some of their outfits either fire controversy or become the butt of jokes on social media. Whether it is the white gown Deepika Padukone wore at Met Gala which is one of the most Googled thing in the world, or Priyanka Chopra’s trench coat outfit at the same event which gave birth to many funny memes or Gerad Leto, the American singer-songwriter whose sequined cape and floral shirt at MTV Video Music Awards failed to impress the fashion police, the year 2017 has definitely revealed the not-so-fashionable side of some public figures. While Katy Perry, Madonna, Halle Berry, Rihanna and many big names in the West have failed to make a mark at red carpet events and award functions this year, closer home, Ranveer Singh, our very own ‘fashion disaster queen’ Neha Duphia and some other stars who are always spot on when it comes to making a wrong fashion choice — have been mocked for what they wore at public events.
SINNERS IN BOLLYWOOD
Miss Padukone may sweep you off your feet with her gorgeous looks, her acting prowess and that million dollar smile, but she miserably fails at nailing her red carpet look. The Padmavati-actress has been listed as one of the worst dressed celebs at almost all events this year. While her appearance at MTV Europe Music Awards, where she was seen sporting a Monisha Jaising ensemble — a military green skirt with a black, sequin bralette with long dangling earrings earned her the ‘worst dressed’ tag, her golden gown with excessively plunging neckline on Vin Diesel’s arrival in India didn’t do any good for her. But what fashion police completely despise is this Piku’s look at the Met Gala. Nabilah Sheikh, city-based designer and blogger, who owns House of Anaqa says, “Deepika attending the Met gala in a white satin gown by Tommy Hilfiger was such a turn off. Well, there were a lot of things wrong with this look. Her plunging neckline and backless detail did not go well and looked ill-fitted. Her hair accessories and her sleek bun looked out of place. Her nude make up also didn’t help save the day.”
Agreeing with Sheikh, Deblina Chatterjee, a fashion designer from Kolkata says that there is something horribly wrong with Deepika’s style sense and her stylist. “Instead of flattering her best features like her long legs and back, they went for excessive cleavage show which doesn’t work for Deepika — she looks under-confident and uncomfortable,” she says.
“For me, while Priyanka’s look at the Golden Globe Awards was a complete delight, the trench-coat that she sported at the Met Gala was one of the most disappointing looks that the actress has ever sported. The huge train attached to her outfit was such a mess! The top knot and taupe makeup also made her look like a vamp. It certainly didn’t work for her,” says Sanaya Singh, a stylist from Delhi.
According to Kolkata-based designer Anjali Gupta, two of the least appealing celebs from Bollywood are Neha Dhupia and Kalki Koechlin. Says she, “The otherwise ‘safe dresser’ Kalki made a huge blunder at IIFA by sporting a pink Gucci dress which had excessive ruffles that didn’t suit her at all. Similarly, Neha upset the fashion police with that horrendous and huge black floral dress that looked like a distant cousin of the Japanese kimono.”
While it is no news that Ranveer Singh has an absolutely weird and over-the-top taste in fashion, we must give him some credit for surprising us each time with the amount of risk he takes while choosing his outfits. “From the onsie he donned on Shahid Kapoor’s pre-birthday bash which made the Twitter roar, to the most recent Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, everything this guy wears is nothing but a mess. His red and white printed suit, paired with white sneakers looked hilarious. Ranveer and his stylist (if he has any), have to work really hard on his looks and style,” urges Singh.
WORST IN THE WEST
When Halle Berry walked the red carpet at Oscars in a Versace black and beige gold gown, it did alarm the fashion police. “Well, the net cross detailing on the bust and waist area looked a bit messy. The metallic fringe detail at the bottom of the gown looked out of place and didn’t work with the gown. Her hair was left in natural curls and her nude make-up didn’t do much to save the look. Instead she should have gone for a messy bun and red lips and should have ditched the gown for a little black dress,” advises Sheikh.
Katy Perry grabbed quite a few eyesballs at Met Gala where she wore a red décortiqué embroidered wool coat layered over a red tulle and a silk chiffon dress with embroidered satin ribbon embellishment and at MTV Video Music Awards where the singer-song writer resembled a toilet paper in a long, white dress, dangling earrings and pixie buzz. She certainly didn’t make the cut. However, according to Hina Madhumal, owner of Hina’s Atelier, it was Felicity Jones who failed at impressing fashion experts. “Felicity in Dior for the Oscars, for me was the worst dresser. The colour, the cut or the design did nothing for her. The whole look was wrong for the Oscars,” she adds.
THE FASHION CRIMINALS
According to Komilla Lalwani, founder and owner at Komilla Lalwani designs, these Bollywood celebs committed the maximum number of fashion crimes this year:
Karan Johar: Being a costume designer himself, Karan tends to dress well but at times he is a fashion disaster when he wears loud prints and colours.
Neha Dhupia and Tanisha Mukherjee: Their outfits don’t complement their body types. They do not do any justice to their looks. Adding extra volumes to their attire makes them look slightly bulkier.
Kriti Sanon: This year she has worn outfits which are pure disaster. She failed to use her slim and tall body, her style has created a lot of confusion as elements in styling do not do justice to the outfit.
Sridevi: Known for her style since decades, this year, this diva has been experimenting with a lot of prints over prints which didn’t create any magic.