The Oscars 2023 red carpet was an affair to remember. When the top celebrities of Hollywood assembled at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of tinsel town, it was a grand display of elegance and grace. Within some hours, the who’s who of the celeb world appeared and posed for the eagerly waiting paparazzi in their garbs to showcase the hard work put in by the designer, stylist, jeweler, and glam squad.
A Posh Affair
A score of big names from the industry was present for the event celebrating the sensational work that had been done in the industry that year. As they lined up for the red carpet in turns, the A-list actors, casts, crews, and directors showed up in ensembles that were on par with their talent. Be it Jamie Lee Curtis in her twinkling Dolce & Gabbana, Cara Delevigne with her Elie Saab crimson gown with a thigh-high slit, or Jessica Chastain, renowned for her tendency to be on top of any latest fashion trend in her glistening Gucci dress, or Ke Huy Quan with his ‘getting bolder’ style, it was a fun and alluring night, especially for fashion aficionados.
While some followed the evening’s formal dress code and showed up in simple yet extremely classy and sophisticated attire, some chose to get more adventurous with their hair, dramatic hemlines, or enough jewelry to blind someone from all that shine. Whether they wanted to be remembered for years to come or they were simply feeling bold, the looks they came up with were definitely memorable through thought-provoking innovations and breakthroughs. Combining their looks, discussions by the commentators, and the live audience watching with admiration, it was definitely a night to remember.
Epitome of Glam
While all the celebs demonstrated the epitome of style and finesse, some still stood out. In our books, the highlights of the evening included Angela Bassett in her enchanting purple gown from Moschino with jewelry that elevated her look to another level, Sofia Carson in a stunning white Giambattista Valli gown with Chopard jewelry, making her look nothing less than royalty, Halle Bailey in her princess-like light blue Dolce & Gabbana gown with complimenting De Beers jewelry, and Michelle Yeoh in her angelic and striking white dress from Christian Dior with Moussaieff High Jewelry. Exhibiting a combination of vibrance and flair, Stephanie Hsu donned a bright pink off-shoulder gown with minimal jewelry. She was matched by Sabrina Ellis in her green gown ruched with a chic bow at the waist. Last but definitely not least, Cate Blanchett, in her custom Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring velvet blue and black, was the image of poise.
Indian-Origin Leena Nair, the New Global CEO of Chanel
It seems that the Indian brains are being more treasured with time, by the west. This time, it’s the French luxury Maison Chanel, who went on to appoint an Indian in the top post of Global CEO. London-based and former Unilever Executive Leena Nair has recently hit the headlines with this amazing achievement.
Leena Nair, 52, has been the first female, Asian, and youngest ever CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) and Member of the Unilever Leadership Executive of the esteemed Unilever company. After serving the British consumer goods company for 30 years, Nair is now set to be the new Global Chief Executive Officer of Chanel. As per a statement announced officially, the company is looking forward to bringing in her valued outsider’s perspective to the iconic fashion house. We too are curious to see how things will turn out to be.
An XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur alumni, Leena Nair started her journey at Unilever back in 1992 as a management trainee. She is been inducted into the coveted list of Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women 2021. Throughout her career, Nair has been highly lauded by her peers for her people-focused leadership approach, changing the overall practice and culture in large global companies. Looking at her credentials and past works, it seems like Chanel has made the right decision of bringing in talent like this.
The iconic French luxury fashion house Chanel is famous for its No. 5 fragrance, and collections of tweed suits, and quilted handbags. Nair is about to join the company in coming January as the new Global CEO. The former CEO and co-owner of the company Alain Wertheimer will move to the position of Global Executive Chairman. With all these changes and new appointments, the private company is now eyeing long-term success in the global market of the fashion industry.