The actor’s early alter ego in the 1993 Lehar Pepsi ad had exuded a cool irreverence and a certain mystery. Her character Sanjana — who has nostalgic value now — had, even in that brief appearance in a white shirt and trousers, reflected the confidence of an emerging modern India and spawned several namesakes. However, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 21st appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, while dominating feeds, also saw trolls liberally taking potshots at her shimmering hooded Sophia Couture gown and her other fashion choices. ANURADHA MAHINDRA, Founder-Editor, Verve, notes how the 49-year-old role model, who has resiliently borne the brunt of naysayers in recent years, continues to stand up to the never-ending onslaught of ageist and misogynistic challenges and considers how she can do more to inspire the generations to come…
The age of the internet influencer is evident no more than at the Cannes red carpet
So, you are done with shopping in the merchandise Meccas of London, Dubai and New York. You are looking to fill your cupboards and closets with the enticingly different. You are craving new sights, smells and tastes as well.... Four fashion designers share their experiences in Cannes, Siem Reap, Buenos Aires and Berlin, offering their own take on these less-frequented destinations....
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