Designer Sanchita Ajjampur takes a risk with Freida Pinto’s Cannes look (with video, gallery)

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Sanchita Ajjampur believes she took a “risk” with an “unconventional” ensemble — a “gild web gown” for actress Freida Pinto at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. The hard work, she says, paid off.

Pinto wore the India fashion designer’s custom-made creation for the premiere of “Jeune & Jolie” Thursday.

“Both Freida and I took a huge risk with this unconventional outfit for her red carpet appearance. Freida wears clothes from my label quite often, but this year we resolved to do something big at an international scale. It was a lot of hard work, but it has definitely paid off,” Ajjampur said in a statement.

The designer wanted to make a piece that stood out in the crowd — “something classic but with a twist.”

Describing the creation, she said: “The concept was that of a gild web holding the entire dress together with embellished dragonflies trapped in it. Dragonfly hair accessories finished the look, creating a dramatic, surreal and fantasy-like appeal.”

The designer started designing for Pinto around three years ago, and feels the “Slumdog Millionaire” actress is one of the best dressed woman.

Pinto is at the Cannes fiesta as the ambassador of a leading global beauty brand.


Freida Pinto at Cannes


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Actress Frieda Pinto attends the 'Jeune & Jolie' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2013 in Cannes, France. Samir Hussein/Getty Images

IANS 2013-05-17 17:12:37

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