Five times Nancy Tyagi recreated celebrity looks to perfection

From Alia Bhatt to Taylor Swift, these fashion icons inspired some of the best work by the Indian influencer

Manahil Tahira May 24, 2024

Nancy Tyagi has become the talk of the town. Hailing from Baranwa, Uttar Pradesh, Nancy’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2024 has captured the attention of many. At 23, she made a name for herself as an influencer and demonstrated the power of self-taught skills. 

At the 77th edition of the film fest, the Indian influencer unveiled a breathtaking ruffled gown weighing over 20kg, crafted from 1000 metres of fabric, and a sari adorned with hand embroidery that she meticulously created herself. To old fans and newbies alike, Nancy’s Cannes dress is just one gem in her long arsenal. From Alia Bhatt to Taylor Swift, here are five celebrity ensembles Nancy recreated to delicious perfection.

1. Alia Bhatt's black sari

The Gangubai actor’s black sari has long been admired by fashion enthusiasts. Nancy’s recreation of this look pays homage to its classic charm while infusing her own unique touch. The influencer chose a sumptuous black velvet fabric, mirroring the luxurious feel of Alia’s original ensemble. A delicate gold border runs along the edges of the sari, adding a regal touch that enhances the sari's sophistication.

Paired with a sleeveless blouse featuring a daring deep back, a multi-strand pearl necklace graces Nancy's neck to drive the fit home. This accessory choice not only complements the black velvet but also elevates the overall look. Nancy’s hair is styled in a sleek bun adorned with a small white flower, adding a subtle yet impactful traditional element. A hint of red on her lips and minimal makeup complete this elegant look.


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2. Kiara Advani's emerald green dress

For her second standout look on this list, Nancy takes inspiration from Kiara Advani's bold and glamourous emerald green dress. This recreation is a testament to her ability to capture the essence of high-fashion glamour. Crafted in a striking emerald green, the dress is adorned with intricate sequin work that glistens with every movement. The outfit features a fitted, off-the-shoulder top with dramatic ruffled sleeves, paired with a form-fitting skirt that accentuates Nancy’s silhouette. 

A voluminous, cape-like fabric extends from the sleeves, adding a theatrical and high-fashion flair to the ensemble. Nancy’s hair is left flowing naturally, adding to the effortless glamour. Minimalist makeup with a focus on a fresh, dewy look keeps the attention on the dazzling dress.


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3. Shilpa Shetty's flair for peach

Known for her bold and innovative fashion choices, Shilpa Shetty's style often features contemporary cuts and unique silhouettes. Nancy's recreation captures these elements beautifully. The outfit is crafted from a soft, flowing peach fabric that showcases a delicate and ethereal vibe. The fabric choice enhances the fluidity of the design, allowing it to drape elegantly around the body. 

The dress consist of a unique, asymmetrical cut with strategic cutouts that highlight Nancy's figure. It includes an off-shoulder design with long, billowing sleeves that add a dramatic flair to the ensemble. The skirt is form-fitting with a high slit, showcasing a blend of sophistication and boldness. The top part of the dress has a halter neck with a keyhole cutout, creating an interesting focal point. 


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4. Deepika Padukone’s Mastani ensemble

To capture the spirit of period drama and regal elegance, Nancy wore a traditional white lehenga choli for this look. With intricately embroidered and subtly sparkling, her take perfectly reflects the royal and traditional aesthetics from Deepika Padukone’s stylebook from Bajirao Mastani. 

The blouse was simple yet elegant, matching the lehenga with similar embroidery to ensure a cohesive look. Adding a graceful touch was a sheer dupatta with a border, true to Deepika’s Mastani. Nancy's accessories included a traditional nose ring and bangles. Her makeup was subtle, enhancing her natural beauty with a focus on traditional aesthetics, while her long braid perfectly complemented the overall look.


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5. Taylor Swift’s Midnight dress

Much to the pleasure of Swifities, Nancy paid homage to the Bad Blood singer with her spin on the iconic blue Midnight dress. once again demonstrated her versatility. Donning a vibrant blue, strapless mini dress adorned with silver star embellishments, the 23-year-old assembled an eye-catching look both modern, and glam.

The satin-like fabric infused the outfit with a luxurious touch and the structured fit highlighted Nancy’s figure. Adding a layer of sophistication was a white fur coat draped over her shoulders, perfectly complementing the midnight blue dress. Nancy’s bold red lipstick and sleek hair with bangs added to the dramatic and stylish look, reminiscent of Taylor’s red carpet appearances.


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