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Met Gala red carpet: Priyanka's gown evokes mixed responses on Twitter

Deepika Pdukone, who also made her debut at the gala, wore a low-key front-slit dress

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Priyanka Chopra, Met Gala
Priyanka Chopra attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garvßons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Actress made a bold statement as she walked the red carpet in an evening gown, inspired by Ralph Lauren's iconic trench coat.

Priyanka's debut appearance at the annual fundraising event, attended by Hollywood A-listers, received mixed reactions.

The 34-year-old actress completed the look with metallic danglers and ankle-length leather heels.

Priyanka, who styled her hair in a high bun, kept the make-up minimal except for the deep maroon lip colour.

Considered as Hollywood's latest favourite from India, Priyanka impressed the fashion police with many calling it an "edgy" look.

New York Times fashion director, Vanessa Friedman praised the actress' choice on Twitter saying:

US Weekly magazine tweeted:
Access Hollywood called Priyanka's look the "fashion moment" at the annual fundraising event.

While the Western media complimented the "Quantico" actress, social media users in India were not too kind to the National Award-winning actress and came up with funny memes.

Some compared the actress' gown to Rihanna's infamous pizza dress from the 2015 gala while others hailed her as the new face of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

However, not all were mesmerised by the new look. Taking a dig at the actress, a Twitter user tweeted the following along with a picture of her at the event:

#PriyankaChopra made a sweeping entry at #metgala2017.

Another user a similar reference saying:
First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 16:20 IST