New Delhi: It`s thumbs up from designers for Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai who walked the red carpet in a beige one-shoulder Elie Sahab outfit on the opening day of the 64th Cannes International Film Festival.
"I think Aishwarya`s outfit is very elegant and trendy. Its very sophisticated and reflects maturity. I would say it`s the perfect mix of east and west," designer Leena Singh of designer duo Ashima-Leena told reporters.
The actress completed her look with her hair tied up, simple earrings and Jimmy Choo clutch bag in her hand.
Aishwarya has been attending the French film festival since 2002 as the global face of L`Oreal. Last year, the actress wore a violet blue fully embroidered tulle and mousseline gown, which also belonged to Lebanese designer Elie Saab`s fashion house.
The designers feels that the 37-year-old actress`s stylish and classic look this year is much better than her previous ones.
"She is looking great. It seems she has lost a lot of weight and looks more fitter. It is definitely a better option than her previous outfit she wore on Cannes last year. It`s classic and stylised," said designer Charu Parasher.
Designer Alpana of Alpana-Neeraj echoed a similar view.
"I think she has been wise with her pick this time. The colour, the work and her hairdo are taken care of in the right manner. The minimalistic approach makes her look young. And definiteley she looks far better than the previous years," said Alpana.
While Aishwarya`s hair was tied up, designer Reena Dhaka feels that the former beauty queen should have left her hair open.
"It is very much of the 90s look, which is in fashion. I wish she would have let her hair down. I like her more in that," said Dhaka.
Designer Pravesh of Pravesh and Jai says, "She has done full justice to the outfit."
Actress Minissha Lamba also walked the red carpet Wednesday in a one shoulder gown designed by Gauri and Nainika. Minissha was in Cannes to attend the premiere of Woody Allen`s "Midnight in Paris".
This year Bollywood will have a strong presence at the Cannes fest, which started Wednesday. apart from Aishwarya and Minissha, actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Frieda Pinto, and actor Saif Ali Khan will be walking the red carpet at various events. The festival will end May 22.