Deepika Padukone made an appearance at the Met Gala 2018 event recently. She was seen in a red Prabal Gurung gown having a thigh-high slit. Despite sticking to her favorite designer, Deepika failed to impress at the Met Gala event.
One of the reasons for her failure could be not conforming to the theme of the event. The theme this time around was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which many stars followed with panache. But Deepika chose to skip the theme again just like last year’s Met Gala.
Deepika had made the red carpet appearance at the Met Gala 2017 event in a pristine white Tommy Hilfiger gown. She was blamed for skipping the ‘avant-garde’ theme prescribed by the organizers of the event.
As just like last year this time too, Deepika invited criticism and flak for looking no less than ordinary at the ‘Oscars of Fashion.’ Her red avatar made her appear normal and was touted as a regular red carpet look by the Times of India.
Her gelled hair held backwards too did not go down well with the people on Twitter and they trolled her for missing out on the opportunity to look her best and making a mark on a global platform, yet again.
The Met Gala 2018 event, which took place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, turned out to be one of the most followed event online in recent times. People scrutinized every look on the red carpet with a magnifying glass. Even the smallest error or fashion faux pas garnered critical review from across the world. Deepika was booed the world over. The international media too did not give her appearance a good review.
Back home, not just Deepika but her stylist, Shaleena Nathani too bore the brunt of missing the memo about the Met Gala theme. The Internet played fashion police and criticized the actress for failing to impress completely as per NDTV.com. Such events are basically exploited to make the presence felt and attract attention to get good work. All the effort behind putting together Deepika’s look for the red carpet went down the drain. The lackluster appearance did no good to India and the fashion world.
Priyanka Chopra, who’s soaking up all the attention and good reviews that’s coming her way in the recent times, took her fashion sense one notch up. She donned a Ralph Lauren gown and totally turned the fashion media in her favour. Her maroon velvet ensemble was very much in line with the theme of the event and she caught everyone’s fancy. If you remember, she was the center of attraction during last year’s Met Gala event too. The Baywatch girl has definitely some chutzpah and has been doing all Indians proud, time and again. Priyanka completely nailed the “Catholic Imagination” theme with her goddess like avatar.
As per Images.Dawn Deepika’s dressing was “Super Safe.” Deepika’s fans came to her rescue correcting the fashion police by reminding them that the theme was also “Sunday Best” that was followed by other celebrities like Amal Clooney and Kim Kardashian on the red carpet. Even if we go by that, Deepika’s outfit was nowhere close to what Kim or Amal wore in terms of ‘standing out’ at such a huge platform.
Well, the red carpet moment wasn’t the only oops! moment for Deepika. What followed next left some people embarrassed! While Priyanka killed it again in her black and gold pant suit during the after-party hosted at the Standard Hotel in New York, Deepika wore a ‘repeat’ outfit to the party. The yellow velvet jacket that she teamed with black leather pants was the one she once wore to Shah Rukh Khan’s party in Mumbai. A run-of-the-mill stuff for such a grand occasion. Can you beat that? Check out what Hindustan Times has to say.
Did Deepika fail to decipher the theme that called for personal interpretation of Catholic beliefs and holy imagery. Many stars showed off their headgears, crosses or some element of Christianity. The red Prabal Gurung gown did no justice to the theme and the actress. Red is believed to be the devil’s color in Christianity. Gurung had clarified the relevance of the theme in Deepika’s gown by stating that her red gown took inspiration from the robes of holy cardinals, in terms of structure and hue. Wouldn’t a prop or an accessory have been a smarter choice?
When every other Hollywood actress showed her wildest and wackiest fashion choice, Deepika could not resist her film award show impulse and dressed down for the event, almost! Deepika who had faced this criticism earlier too braved the challenges with her natural charm and poise, though.
A little respite for the actress came in when Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks condemned the Met Gala 2018 organizers for choosing a theme that shows disrespect towards Christianity through his tweet. Like Business Standard reported, he even targeted Rihanna out of rage.
Rodricks was joined by other conservatives and celebrities like British TV personality Piers Morgan for selecting an improper theme that is against a religion.
Although a big star in India, Deepika is a greenhorn when it comes to international appearances and fashion sense! Though not all of her fashion picks have been disappointing — she did make some right fashion choices especially during the Cannes Film Festival last year. However, she still has a long way to go to catch up on global fashion. But then she says, she dresses up for herself and not for anyone else. To each, her own! Well, we ain’t judging!
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at Deepika’s international appearances.
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