Cannes 2022: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was meant to look like Venus in her shell
Inspired by the birth of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, rising from the scalloped shell
During her first red carpet appearance at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan brought a burst of flower power.
The second day, she showed up as the personification of Venus - the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
A good look at her Gaurav Gupta-designed ensemble does explain the halo-like element behind her head as the shell that Venus rises from Botticelli's famous painting The Birth Of Venus.
The designer decoded the actress' look in his Instagram post and he wrote: "Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears The Venus Sculpture; a custom Gaurav Gupta Couture gown for the 75th Festival de Cannes.
Inspired by the birth of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, rising from the scalloped shell; she transitions from the infinite, pure as a pearl."