Our good old Bollywood is evolving. New actors, new
directors, new technology and not to forget, new fashion icons come up every year to
enthrall the fans and audiences. In 2014, however, the reigning fashionistas
held tight to their coveted fashion crowns. Reinventing their wardrobes, giving
emerging designers a chance to showcase their work on them, experimenting with
their looks, taking media critique seriously and stayed mighty reluctant to relinquish
the public eyeballs to the talented second tier or hopeful debutantes. Since we
all know that the business of looking good is not easy, fashion faux-pas still happened
and there were many onetime wonders that captured our attention for full fifteen
minutes. However, there were those divas whom shutter bags loved
almost consistently. While others floundered, these names grabbed the lead in
tinsel town's fashion parade. While bidding adieu to this year let's look back
for a moment and give the top three tastefully dressed femme fatale of Bollywood
in 2014 an ovation. A standing one, if you will.
Bollywood's resident fashion diva, maintained her honorary place
in the fashion charts this year as well. Before we start on the hows and whys of this choice
of ours, let us tell you (in case you don't already know), risque, is Sonam's
normal. She in fact rocked a few outfits, in which any another actress would have looked
funny. But not Miss Kapoor. Be it a guest appearance on television, photo
shoots, parties or promotions, this Kapoor prodigy kept wowing us at every turn
throughout the year.
Kapoor looked ethereal in a beige lehenga from Kotwara by Meera
and Muzaffar Ali's Bridal 2104 collection while promoting her film Dolly Ki Dolli at a dance
reality show recently. She had looked equally fetching when she donned a
black Elie Saab gown for this year's Stardust Awards. The red pre-draped
Tarun Tahiliani saree in which she shook a leg with Arbaaz Khan and Bigg Boss
host Salman Khan while promoting her latest flick, was too much perfection. Bringing admirers to
their knees, almost, with the color block Roksanda Ilincic gown that she
sported when attending Women in Films and TV event to judge a Women's Safety
and Empowerment short film contest or reminiscing yesteryear
heroines in the sheer saree with a matching caplet by Anamika
Khanna that she
wore for an event of the same designer, Kapoor was everywhere an ace. To
add expert opinion Kapoor just didn't make hearts stop when she met the
world acclaimed fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger in a Tommy T2T black
jumpsuit with a plunging V neckline, Mr.Hilfiger was enchanted too and
expressed so as well.
And all this is just the tip of iceberg. Miss Kapoor has made
it a habit to stay on the various best-dressed lists week after week. Thus, we
declare her the Undisputed Queen of Fashion in Bollywood for 2014.
This Begum of Bollywood has an unparalleled class and style. She
understands her body and face, and her fashion team is very competent as well.
Kareena Kapoor had been promoting her films this year almost non-stop and we
are yet to find a dress or a look of hers that killed our buzz. She definitely
takes the award for being most consistently awesomely dressed female of 2014.
Her love for solid colors and clean cuts, her favoritism towards artistically
bound hair-dos, and her keen eye for accessory selection, is to be credited for her
success on the fashion scene.
She followed close on the heels of the other Miss Kapoor in our
best-dressed list week after week throughout the year. Any public
hers was documented in Fashion Police's archive as a head turner. Her
Prabal Gurung gown at the first edition of Vogue India x Grey Goose's
Beyond Awards was a fantastic choice. The Andrew Gn Pre Fall 2014
gown with floral embellishments that we saw her wearing for Hello! Hall
Awards 2014 was class apart. She even rocked the menswear look in the
striped three piece Ashish N Soni suit at the Mint Luxury Conference.
Kapoor was also spotted looking divine in a dress with mesh detail from
The Source, in the brand color white for an event for Vivel. The
simple cream Sabyasaachi saree with red border, heavily floral sequined pallu and
an extremely conservative blouse she wore for the inauguration event of
Reliance Foundation Research Centre reminded us of the glorious bygone eras of fashion.
We can go on and on and on, but let us assure you that
you will not find any fault with how Mrs. Kapoor Khan turns up at the off-screen
events. That makes her our second top choice for the Fashionista in Bollywood
for the year 2014.
This sizzling actress who wowed all and sundry by her acting chops this year in
her hit film Queen, also came up a winner in fashion department. She has got an innate
sense of fashion, there is no denying it. But as someone who is known for
outrageous hair-dos and make up on-screen, off-screen she shines in an opposite
manner. Classiest cuts, muted accessories, simplest hair-dos, minimal
makeup and a rather intelligent selection of designers is what helped Kangana Ranaut make
to the top three of this list.
Recently however, she gave the simple look a rest and appeared
for an exhibition in an androgynous look in a grey Dior Pre Fall 2014
with flashy make up and pompadour hair, looking fashionable to the core.
Back to her simple looks, the actress looked refreshing in a heartshape
halter neck dress and minimal make-up at film screening. She picked an
emerald green ruffle-frill detail Burberry dress, for an event of a
leading international private travel and lifestyle
club. The monochrome Burberry ensemble Ranaut donned while posing with
Monroe Lladro sculpture she received by Javier Molina was very classy
simple too. Attending GQ Men of the Year Awards 2014 in a classic corset
Vivienne Westwood gown, Ranaut received winning points from fashion
police all over.
She was looking like a doll when spotted at a meeting in a Dior look
Fall 2014 collection with a pale pink quilted top that was paired with a
orange asymmetrical hem quilted skirt and a Dior bag added to the look.
Giving any runway model a run for her money Kangana Ranaut ruled the red
carpet walk of Mid Day's Jagran Film Festival
event in a Little White Dress from Gucci's Pre Fall 2014 collection that
chain sequined detail on the neck and the shoulders. The actress
new Grazia cover wearing a beautiful blue
dress from Burberry's Pre Fall 2014 collection.
And the list sees no end. Gucci, Burberry and Dior specifically
seem to take majority of the space in Miss Ranaut's closet. If our ears
were not top notch we'd take Ranaut for a Burberry ambassador, although
she seems so unofficially. No, we are not
complaining because it's not the brand but how she mixes and matches
carries all off is what is responsible for her place in this fashion
So these are the top three choices of the Fashion Police for
Fashionistas of 2014. Had we had more places to award, we are sure a few
actresses must have made to the mark as well, but alas; we have only so
the prestigious spots. Good luck to everyone else for the coming year.
always, we will be watching out for the most fashionable divas of
throughout the year 2015 as well, sincerely hoping that someone from the
industry indeed catwalks their way to the top tier of fashion and gives
the above mentioned actresses a
tough and healthy competition. Till then, stay fashionable peeps! Do let us know what you think through your feedback in the comment box below.
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