Deepika Padukone's 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards appearance has been labelled as "Bollywood blunder" by an international publication but Indian designers have supported the actress for choosing a Monisha Jaisingh ensemble.
The 30-year-old actress, who is set to make her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel's "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," walked the red carpet in a look put together by Jaising and Shaleen Nathani.
She wore a thigh-high slit trail skirt, in military green and olive hues, which she teamed up with an embellished bodice and matching bomber jacket. Fringe earrings, a Balmain belt, Misho rings and black heels completed her look.
A British publication, which had earlier received flak for addressing Deepika as a "female companion" of Novak Djokovic, featured her in their 'Worst Dressed Celebs', calling her a 'Bollywood Blunder.'
However, Indian designers like Ritu Beri, Rina Dhaka, Anju Modi and Payal Singhal, who have dressed Deepika, said though there were too many elements in her look, it cannot be called a fashion faux pas.
Ritu Beri dismissed the criticism, saying Deepika is an "epitome of style".
Anju Modi, who has designed Deepika's look in "Ram Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani", said the actress always looks elegant.
Rina Dhaka said though the look was "excessive", she loved the skirt and the bold slit.
While Payal Singhal said she liked that Deepika decided to wear an Indian designer for her maiden award red carpet outing even though it was "a bit overdone".
On the other hand, Monisha Jaisingh, in an Instagram post, had said she opted for military green because it is a functional and strong colour.
"It has a tough, almost androgynous appeal for all of those women warriors out there. Deepika is unstoppable, fit and fierce; making a perfect muse for my Artemisia Gown.
Deepika Padukone along with her "xXx" co-star Nina Dobrev presented the best video award to The Weeknd for "Starboy". Dobrev, Jourdan Dunn, Bebe Rexha and Winne Harlow were among the best dressed at the event.
"xXx: Return of Xander Cage" will hit the theaters on January 20, 2017.