by Amy Cameron
Last weekend, stars from all over the world celebrated the grand opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai.
The new state-of-the-art venue is an ode to India and aims to promote the country’s history through costume, performance and visual arts.
On the second day of the event, the NMACC hosted a pink carpet to unveil its “India in Fashion” exhibit. Curated by Hamish Bowles, the immersive display showcased over 140 costumes perfectly documenting India’s fashion contribution.
From the best in Bollywood to Hollywood’s elite, the celebrities in attendance were all dressed to the nines in celebration of India’s fashion. Here are some of our best dressed…
Gigi Hadid wore a stunning Kamasutra-inspired couture ensemble by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. The beaded crop top was decorated with golden tassels which paired perfectly with an ivory skirt and Chikankari sari, which took a year to create. A stack of gold bracelets on each arm completed the look.
Recently viral “image architect”, Law Roach, attended in a design by Rahul Mishra. Law wore a hand-embroidered ‘Shirley Poppy’ sherwani jacket that was colourful and vibrant with shades of orange, pink, yellow and green follows. This was worn paired with a coordinating black lehenga skirt.
The actress served glamour in a pink Tamara Ralph gown that featured a thigh-high split and a cape that was donned with ostrich feathers. The look was accessorised with a pair of simple silver heels and diamond earrings – ensuring all focus is on the dress.
At this point it is impossible for Zendaya to attend an event and not appear on the best dressed list. The actress was the picture of grace wearing a hand embroidered navy-blue saree gown. As with Law, her look was created by Indian designer, Rahul Mishra. The gowns train was adorned with flowers, greenery and even a tiger. Not to mention the beautifully crafted bralette that was embellished with golden leaves.
Another stunning design by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. This magnificent gown featured 20 unique panels of embroidery to represent 35 years of the talented designers’ history. The silk lehenga is hand embroidered and includes a multitude of floral motifs.
For the event Priyanka wore a 65-year-old vintage Banarasi brocade saree designed by Amit Aggarwal. The saree was made using silver thread and gold electroplating on khadi silk. The sheer artistry that goes into making an ensemble like this is nothing short of genius. A Banarasi brocade saree can take six months to a year to make as each strand needs to be dyed separately before weaving them together.
Emma Chamberlain opted for a sunshine yellow crop top and feathered skirt (known as a lehenga) by Falguni and Shane Peacock.