Fashion Focus Style evolution: Deepika Padukone

When she first burst onto the scene in 2007 with Om Shanti Om, model Deepika Padukone let her style fall in line with the widely-accepted Bollywood actress stereotype: over-the-top Indian wear, loud highlights in her hair and strong make-up.

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During those years, the star was complimented more for her sculpted looks than her fashion sensibilities. There were some memorable disasters — like that tulle and fur concoction she wore to the Chandni Chowk To China movie premiere in 2009.

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In November 2010, she went head-to-head with Sonam Kapoor over the subject of style, when they guest starred on Koffee With Karan together.

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It was only in 2011 that our September cover star really came into her own and started picking silhouettes and edgy styles that suited her model good looks and poise.

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It started with a CUE by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna one-shoulder metallic dress, a difficult silhouette for anybody without Padukone’s athletic arms.

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The Bollywood actress then discovered the magic of New York-based designer Naeem Khan, repeatedly choosing evening looks from his runway shows.

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Fitted silhouettes and plenty of high-wattage shine, the styling ensured all of Padukone’s best features were highlighted without stealing the attention away from her personality.

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Her evolution into a sartorial savant, especially one who doesn’t shy away from daring red carpet moments, was cemented with two looks that generated a thousand headlines — a red Gaurav Gupta gown that she wore to the September 2012 GQ Men Of The Year awards, and a Prabal Gurung cutout dress for the Filmfare Awards in January this year.

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Now Padukone doesn’t just have a killer body, but an equally deadly wardrobe to show it off with too.

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source:vogue