When Sonam Kapoor recently wore two dresses by Victoria Beckham to back-to-back publicity events, the fashion world took notice, including Victoria Beckham herself, who tweeted: Beautiful actress @sonamakapoor wearing #victoriabeckham SS12.” And the accolades didn’t stop there: Vogue declared her one of the best dressed of the week.
Well, the fashion world must be way behind the curve, because we’ve been digging on Sonam Kapoor’s eclectic personal style ever since her performance in “Delhi 6.”
Named one of the best-dressed celebrities of 2009 in India by People Magazine, Sonam has since graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Femina, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire (just to name a few). She has charmed in back-to-back hits “I Hate Luv Stories” and “Aisha,” and she regularly rocks red carpets and runways alike.
With a face that absolutely lights up a room, it’s no surprise that this Indian beauty is a L’Oreal spokeswoman. But lately, it’s her daring fashion choices that have really got our attention. From the striking pink saree with a lace shrug she wore to Elie Saab’s recent runway show at Paris Fashion Week, to the daring Western looks she pulls right off the hottest runways, Sonam is regularly seen wearing some of the most fashion-forward looks of her generation.
At the Chanel Paris-Bombay Pre-Fall 2012 show, Sonam showed once again that she isn’t afraid to take a fashion risk, wearing a runway look few would dare to attempt.
Sonam has also delighted us with her ability to make menswear distinctly feminine, as she did on the cover of the Man magazine this past year as well as in Harper’s Bazaar.
Her favorite designers? An unsurprising list of fashion heavy hitters. She listed, “Chanel, YSL, John Galliano for Dior, Chloe, Balenciaga, John Paul Gaultier for his embroidered coats, Diane von Furstenburg, Prada for everything, Anamika Khanna, Anurada Vakil for her creative use of Indian textiles, Rajesh Pratap Singh for his sheath dresses, Manish Arora (who I can’t wear but still admire) and Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla.”
When asked about her signature sense of style, Sonam explained, “My style isn’t about trends. I don’t let the clothes wear me, I wear them.” All we can say is, we can’t wait to see what Sonam wears next.