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Deepika Padukone’s Most Iconic Red Carpet Looks Over The Years

We’ve been following Deepika Padukone’s style trajectory over the years and it’s safe to say that the actress has been making waves with her sartorial picks through the decades now. Having made her film debut back in 2007 with blockbuster Om Shanti Om, Padukone has slowly and steadily risen to become one of the industry’s biggest names on both the silver screen and the red carpet. With help from stylist and trusted friend Shaleena Nathani, the Pathaan star manages to bring something new to the table each time she steps out.

Given her Indian roots, it comes as no surprise that Padukone often uses key events to champion her favourite local designers. Sabyasachi Mukherjee‘s jewel-toned saris are an all-time go-to, as are the intricately embellished creations of designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.

Most recently, the actress channelled old Hollywood glam at the 2023 Oscars in a Princess Diana-reminiscent, off-the-shoulder black Louis Vuitton gown, styled with a low, tousled bun and statement-making diamond jewels. Padukone joined a star-studded lineup of presenters at the awards, which turned out to be a momentous occasion for India with several wins. She shared the stage with A-listers like Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Riz Ahmed, Glenn Close, Samuel L Jackson, Michael B Jordan, Jonathan Majors, and more.

From silky saris to elaborate gowns and dramatic silhouettes, Deepika Padukone’s closet is a lesson in versatility. Below, we take you through some of her best red carpet moments over the years.

The purple gown

Deepika Padukone stunned in a purple Alex Perry gown at the 26th Annual Crystal Awards, hosted by the World Economic Forum. The dress was the highlight of her look, complemented by chandelier earrings and minimal make-up. Her hair was styled neatly behind her ears, and a subtle smokey eye and nude lips completed the ensemble.

The lime green ensemble

Padukone opted for a striking lime green gown from Giambattista Valli, a departure from her usual neutral palette. The gown’s voluminous skirt and ruffled sleeves added a playful and feminine touch to the overall look, while the bold colour ensured that she stood out on the red carpet.

The barbiecore outfit

The star made a statement in a striking pink gown by Zac Posen, which featured a dramatic bow. The outfit was inspired by the theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and showcased the actress’s playful and extravagant side, perfectly embodying the spirit of the theme.

The classic Sabyasachi sari

Padukone wowed in a retro look donning a stunning Sabyasachi sari in black and gold. The saree was paired with a sleeveless, shimmering black blouse adorned with exquisite sequin embellishments. To complete the look, she opted for a golden headband and captivating kohled eyes.

The dramatic Louis Vuitton gown

Her dramatic black and gold Louis Vuitton gown was another piece that drew our attention right away. The floor-length LV Cruise 2022 gown featured a cape-sleeved structure with black fringe details and a metallic body. Deepika’s well-toned body was highlighted by the body-hugging gown, which also included a short trail to follow.

The minimalist slip dress

The star attended the Met Gala for the first time in 2017. In keeping with the event’s theme, ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between,’ she went with a simple satin slip gown by Tommy Hilfiger. Minimal embellishments that matched her hair accessory and complemented the look’s straps and hemline boosted the entire ensemble.

The ivory ruffled silk sari

The final appearance of Padukone at the Cannes Film Festival last year was a picture of class and sophistication. She looked stunning in an ivory ruffled sari by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla that was paired with a stunning bustier blouse embellished with pearls and crystals.

The vibrant fuchsia number

In 2018, Padukone walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in Ashi Studio’s vibrant fuchsia number, featuring multiple tiers of ruffles and oversized sleeves. She kept her hair in a sleek top knot to balance out the volume of the gown, and paired the look with bold pink-purple pumps to complement the dramatic feel. She accessorised with green drop earrings.

The statement red gown

Another Louis Vuitton look that Padukone wore to the red carpet was a strappy red peplum gown. The ensemble featured a plunging neckline, giving the actress ample space for her statement Cartier necklace that had a large drop diamond. She matched her dress with a messy ponytail and timeless red lips.