In all fairness, Sonam looked as good in the giant confection as it is possible for anyone to look. The Internet, however, reduced it to memes almost instantly.
#TheDress reminded Twitter of Sesame Street's Big Bird
Close enough, Sonam Kapoor pic.twitter.com/4HvYacVHG7— Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) May 19, 2015
Cousin Itt from The Addams Family
sonam's dress looks like a cabbage omg— Anoli (@anuu_shah) May 18, 2015
They said I could be anything, so I decided to be grass. pic.twitter.com/5UYJJa9Lj5— LiberalJihadi (@lovejihadi) May 19, 2015
Ya. Its all whatsapp. pic.twitter.com/GDQGCCWe8o— Adarsh Human (@BhaveshBahuguna) May 18, 2015
Sonam Kapoor looks like a nice loofah— Patakha (@madpr) May 18, 2015
Twitter also made fun of how big #TheDress was
Fun Fact: If you look closely at Sonam Kapoor's dress you can see Masakali and her family chilling.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) May 18, 2015
Suggested other uses for it
This Sonam Kapoor's specially designed dress can support life of 500 minor species & nest for 100 birds at least . pic.twitter.com/WRXP0TAczm— HHBBC (@BabaBakChod) May 18, 2015
And considered the possibility that the dress was an accident
*when you get stampeded on during a mega hen and rooster marathon* pic.twitter.com/EtMFcdOk5v— || Bajirao || (@bizzarebhide) May 19, 2015
The deepest cut?
Sonam Kapoor tried to dress as her dad's chest and succeeded— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) May 18, 2015
@scratchysingh when anil kapoor cut his colored hair n gives to sonam to make her a new dress....— Kalpesh (@amesar_kp) May 19, 2015
That was Sonam's last appearance at Cannes this year so Twitter, if you are hoping for a spot of redemption, don't.