Celebrating its 75th edition this year, the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the 18th of May and has us in a tizzy with one stunning celebrity appearance after another, each donning spectacular pieces of natural diamond jewellery. From veteran Aishwarya Rai to the newly announced jury member, Deepika Padukone, our social media handles are abuzz with their couture-packed, diamond-studded appearances.
This year at Cannes Deepika pulled out all stops. From classic Cartier linear teardrop earrings paired with a textured Louis Vuitton gown to edgy paved earrings by Amaris paired with a larger-than-life ensemble by Louis Vuitton, Padukone single-handedly raised the bar for natural diamond jewellery on the red carpet. We take a look at the five most striking appearances of the actor from the event and how she paired luxurious real diamond pieces to elevate each look.
THE LADY IN RED
In a striking red ensemble by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicholas Ghisquiere, Deepika looked statuesque wearing a major Cartier diamond necklace. The diamond-encrusted piece featuring an unmissable oval-shaped diamond drop makes a perfect break away from the crimson-hued gown. While keeping her ears free of accessories, the actor let the neckpiece make a statement.
Wearing an all-black look featuring a structured peplum jacket and matching trousers, Padukone gave us a look steeped in daytime classics. A well-tailored set, which she paired with the iconic Panthére de Cartier collar necklace featuring emerald eyes, onyx spots and brilliant-cut natural diamonds. The neckpiece, part of the brand’s high jewellery line, gives an otherwise basic look an added edge. She kept her overall look fuss-free with an easy bun and classic black pumps.
CASE OF CLASSICS
Making a case for classics, Deepika was seen wearing an off-shoulder columned fishtail gown by Alex Perry. What made the look was her breathtaking almost fabric like draped Cartier necklace featuring a mix of baguette and round brilliant diamonds with matched earring set. Keeping the gown a base for the statement jewellery pieces, Padukone made an imposing presence.
A WILD THING
Nothing beats the power of simplicity. Point proved by Padukone who wore a feathered gown by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicholas Ghisquere which she paired with a simple tassel drop earring from Cartier. The simple yet impactful earrings made for a perfect lady-like pairing to the edgy choice gown.
THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
While Deepika Padukone is known to give us plenty of statement looks, this look is definitely one for the books. A lesson in pairing minimal and While Deepika Padukone is known to give us plenty of statement looks, this look is definitely one for the books. A lesson in pairing minimal and modern jewellery pieces with a statement piece of clothing to perfectly complement each other. Wearing a structural piece from Louis Vuitton’s cruise 2022 collection, Padukone gave us a look steeped in all things black, gold and beautiful. She paired the look with pyramid-shaped earrings featuring pave-set black diamonds from Amaris by Prerna Rajpal, and multiple coloured diamond rings from Amaris and Kaj Fine Jewellery. A playful approach to luxury pieces that have our nod of approval!