Some critics called Mallika’s backless gown ‘subdued’. I’d call it washed out instead. It certainly does nothing for her complexion, and even though it hugs her in all the right places, going backless and sideless is a fashion disaster. Compared to that, I found her Victoria Beckham sheath to be classier, although again the color could have been better. On an aside, what is she doing at Cannes anyways??