At the 2012 Oscar red carpet, the reigning Queen of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie stuck out her gorgeously toned legs through the thigh-high slit of a black Atelier Versace gown and posed for photographs that would later become reference material for several fashionistas around the world. Three years later, Angelina’s leg-acy (as Vogue rightly calls it), continues to be one of the most coveted red carpet looks. From the Kardashians to our very own Shruti Hassan, all the pretty girls of showbiz has had a go at this daring style.
There’s a popular phrase in fashion – “Pulling a Jolie”. Urban dictionary defines it as;
That was fashion world’s first tribute to the incomparable beauty of Angelina Jolie. And now, she has taken it up a notch with the ‘Jolie slit’.
One thing’s for sure – you need nerves of steel and uber confidence in your body to pull of this glamorous style statement, especially in front of a hundred shutterbugs. Let’s find out who are the Indian beauties who possess these enviable gifts and pulled off a Jolie Slit with perfection.
First up, Esha Gupta in a Nikhil Thampi gown at the Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2014. The former Kingfisher model and Humshakals actress did really pull off a Jolie here. I love her seemingly simple strapless white gown and minimal jewellery.
She does put India on the Global Fashion map. The Slumdog Millionaire star seemed to love the thigh-high split, especially at Cannes 2012. This lime green Atelier Versace gown she wore at the premiere of De Rouille et D’os, however, outshone everything else. Love that double peplum detail at the hips!
Say what you may about her GK or privileged background. But no, you cannot deny that she’s got something that makes her stand out. Here’s a classic example – Alia donned a black Monisha Jaising gown with leather detailing at the recent Filmfare Awards 2015 and looked every bit the diva she is.
Malaika Arora Khan
How can I not have the hot mama of Bollywood in this list. Malaika looked a lot at ease, showing off those beautiful long legs in a Veda Rahega ensemble with charcoal panels and sheer details, at the Grey Goose Fly Beyond Awards 2014.
She is the only one who came pretty close to the original Jolie slit show – perfectly down to the bright red lips. Shruti wore this Gauri and Nainika ensemble to the SIIMA Awards 2012.
I am sure there were many other thigh-high slit triumphs on the red carpets. But these 5 absolutely caught my eye instantly. Tell me who were your favourites in a Jolie slit. And before you go, take a look at a few Jolie Slit disasters on the red carpets.
Now you know what to and what not to do with the Jolie slit. Take your cue from the expertise of celebrities.