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Oscars: What PeeCee should wear!


New Delhi, Feb. 20 -- The Oscars are a little over a week away, and all eyes are going to be on actor Priyanka Chopra as she makes her red carpet appearance, and even presents an award there.

While she has not hinted at her choice of outfit, Priyanka tweeted about the first round of fittings with her stylist, Sophia Banks.

We spoke to designers back home and asked what they'd love to see PeeCee wear.

"Something that accentuates her figure - a fitted gown with a trail in a delicate colour like smokey grey. Her outfit could represent her global outlook," says designer Nikhil Mehra. However, designer Nachiket Barve would love to see some colour play.

"She has an amazing skin tone and is in great shape. A hue that pops like coral, aqua, marsala, or even metallics would look great. I wouldn't want her to go too girly or blingy."

And, what about going desi at the Oscars? "It would be interesting to see her wear Indian designs and designers on an international red carpet, but she should not think of it as a diktat," Barve adds.

Designer Namrata Joshipura says: "It's a tricky situation for the star who could be fraught between choosing to represent her origins, and yet look like a global star. Nevertheless, it would be nice to see her wear an Indian designer, while the sensibility of the outfit could be global. While she shouldn't be bound to wear one, she'd look great in a sari too."

Designer Rahul Mishra adds: "Red carpet is a big ball game, it's about brand associations, pitching labels and more. If she thinks an Indian designer fits the bill, why not! She should just go for what she's dreamt of wearing for her big moment."