Priyanka, Deepika make stylish debut at Met Gala 2017
Actor Priyanka Chopra made a bold statement as she walked the Met Gala red carpet in an evening gown, inspired by Ralph Lauren's iconic trench coat. Priyanka's debut appearance at the annual fundraising event, attended by Hollywood A-listers, received mixed reactions. The 34-year-old actor completed the look with metallic danglers and ankle-length leather heels.
Priyanka, who styled her hair in a high bun, kept the make-up minimal except for the deep maroon lip colour. Considered as Hollywood's latest favourite from India, Priyanka impressed the fashion police with many calling it an "edgy" look. She showed off a bit of cleavage and flaunted a thigh high slit with panache, as the floor-sweeping trail of the trench coat grabbed attention.
New York Times fashion director, Vanessa Friedman praised the actor' choice on Twitter, "Actually, this trench coat- gown by @RalphLauren on Priyanka Chopra is a weirdly great combo. #MetGala" Us Weekly magazine tweeted, "Priyanka Chopra Slays in Trench Coat Dress With Longest Train Ever on 2017 #MetGala Red Carpet."
Access Hollywood called Priyanka's look the "fashion moment" at the annual fundraising event. While the Western media complimented the 'Quantico' actor, social media users in India were not too kind to the National Award-winning actor and came up with funny memes.
Some compared the actor' gown to Rihanna's infamous pizza dress from the 2015 gala while others hailed her as the new face of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. "#PriyankaChopra displaying her Swachh Bharat skills at #MetGala," a user tweeted. In wake of the tenth season of Indian Premier League, a user wrote, "#BREAKING: #BCCI Hires Priyanka Chopra To Provide Cover Protection To Stadiums During Rains. #PriyankaChopra #IPL #IPL10 #DDvSRH #IPL2017".
Deepika Padukone also made her debut at the gala wearing a pearl-silver shift, backless gown by Tommy Hilfiger, who accompanied her to the event. She paired up her look with floral-studded danglers. Appearing in a low-key front-slit dress, the actor wore a matching hair accessory and low bun.