Skip to main content

The Best Dressed Celebrities at the Opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Culture Centre

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


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.

Law Roach


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.

Penélope Cruz


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.

Sonam Kapoor


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.

Priyanka Chopra

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


Emma Chamberlain opted for a sunshine yellow crop top and feathered skirt (known as a lehenga) by Falguni and Shane Peacock.


Most Popular

Fashion For a Cause: Brands That Stand with Palestine and the history of fashion as a form of Activism

by Oana-Maria Moldovan For over two months, there has been an ongoing genocide war in Gaza. To simplify a long and horrific issue, the situation that started, on a larger scale, around one hundred years ago, and has only become amplified since October 7th 2023. Taking place around the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel–Lebanon border, the armed conflict is between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups.  The problem is about “stolen” land. Said land is seen as an important holy part of both religions involved. But really, how holy can we consider a land to be, if people kill other people for it? It’s important to remember that this genocide is about three things: forced occupation, zionism, and religion. It’s also important to remember what ethnic erasure is. This terrible expresion, also known as cultural or ethnic assimilation, refers to the process by which the distinct cultural or ethnic identity of a particular group is gradually diminished or erased, often due to ext

‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Now What? The Aftermath of the 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl'

by Susan Moore Here is a bit about me: I am an open, excitable, creative AFAB who is also moderately attractive. I have a unique sense of personal style and a personality that on the surface can only be described as “bubbly” and “quirky”. For this reason, dating is a nightmare. To be sure, I do not have a hard time finding dates or potential suitors. The problems arise when said dates spend some time with me and decide that I am a rare specimen, and the connection they feel with me is “unlike anything they have felt before”. Then, things go one of two ways.  Either a) they decide I am too high maintenance and no longer palatable, or  b) they choose to never look further than the surface and are content to date the idea of me rather than the real me. There is something rather interesting, perhaps funny, about my situation. It is in no way unique. I have met so many people who constantly dealt with the same problem. Even funnier still, is the fact that there is a trope that simultaneousl