Get ready to witness Bollywood’s very own Alia Bhatt take on the biggest fashion event of the year - the Met Gala 2023! The Met Gala, known as fashion’s most spectacular night, is an annual fundraising event held at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the first Monday of May.
This year, on May 1st (May 2nd IST), Bhatt will be joining the ranks of other Indian celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra and Natasha Poonawalla, who will grace the red carpet with their presence. Bhatt will be the muse for designer Prabal Gurung, who is showcasing his exceptional designs at the fashion extravaganza.
As we eagerly anticipate the Gangubai star’s Met Gala debut, let’s take a moment to reflect on her most iconic red carpet looks that caused a stir on the internet. From her elegant black gown at a recent awards show to her unforgettable ensembles at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre’s (NMACC) opening, we’ve rounded up our top picks of Bhatt’s fashion moments.
The Classic Black Gown
Bhatt stepped onto the red carpet of a star-studded awards ceremony in a classic black gown that exuded timeless elegance. Styled by the renowned designer Rhea Kapoor, Bhatt’s strapless ensemble featured stunning embellishments, a figure-hugging silhouette, a mermaid-style fall, paired with a sweeping train, and a bustier-styled torso. To complete the look, Bhatt opted for a sleek centre-parted bun, minimal dewy make-up that accentuated her natural beauty, and statement-making earrings that added a touch of glamour to the look.
Bhatt wore a stunning pink and yellow gown by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika that was reminiscent of multi-colored ice cream. The gown was received with much love and admiration by fans and fashion critics alike thanks to its feminine yet playful design.
The NMACC outfits
At the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), Bhatt graced the red carpet with two stunning looks. On day one, she wore a pre-draped structured metallic-hued sari styled with a strapless bustier blouse embellished with floral applique work. She styled the six yards with a choker necklace, floral armlet, bracelets, rings, a sleek low bun, earrings, and minimal make-up.
On day two, Bhatt donned an Elie Saab haute couture gown with a bejewelled choker design and a plunging neckline with intricate embellishments. The gown added an element of grandeur with a corseted bodice and a floor-sweeping cape attached. She styled the ensemble with open locks, earrings, kohl-lined eyes, and striking make-up.
The Power Suit
At a recent award show, Bhatt wowed the audience with her fashion-forward check-printed power suit from Kanika Goyal Label, styled by none other than Rhea Kapoor. The double-breasted blazer paired with high-waisted flared pants exuded a chic and confident vibe. The Dear Zindagi star accessorised with a crisp cotton shirt, necktie, and an embellished brooch that added sophistication to the ensemble. Her open locks and high heels tied in the androgynous look together, while her minimal make-up accentuated her natural beauty.
The Star-Studded Gown
Bhatt looked stunning at an awards show in 2020 in a black Ralph and Russo gown. The top half of the gown was semi-sheer, with stars embroidered all over it. The star kept her hair and make-up super simple, letting the galaxy-embodying gown speak for itself.
The Greek Goddess Gown
There’s no doubt that Bhatt’s pregnancy fashion was both elegant and stunning. Her recent appearance at the Time 100 Impact Awards was a testament to this, as she donned a gorgeous golden Greek Goddess gown that highlighted her baby bump. The ensemble was simple yet striking, featuring a plunging V neckline, cape-style sleeves, a flowy silhouette, and a cinched detail under the bust.
The Dreamy Silhouette
Bhatt’s nude-toned dreamy gown by Beirut-based Lebanese designer Georges Chakra is still a favourite among fans. The simple yet elegant outfit, which looked like it was straight out of Taylor Swift’s Folklore era, left a lasting impression, showcasing Bhatt’s impeccable fashion sense. She paired the gown with a simple braid and soft make-up, allowing the gown to take centre stage. The flowy dress was so stunning that it was also worn by Carmella Rose at a separate event.
The Tulle Fairy
Bhatt’s appearance in this lilac Monsoori gown has remained one of her most talked-about looks to date. She donned the breathtaking tiered gown, complete with ruffles and yards of tulle, to an awards ceremony and looked absolutely stunning. Stylist Ami Patel outdid herself in bringing the outfit together. Interestingly, singer Kelly Rowland was also spotted wearing the same gown at a separate event, proving just how captivating the dress truly was.