Sabyasachi’s zest for craftsmanship and custom couture is well-known to every fashion insider. Take, for instance, the time when the designer customised his Million Flowers showstopper lehenga for Soha Ali Khan’s wedding, infusing the ivory and gold colour with kesariya orange, upon the insistence of Soha’s mother, Sharmila Tagore. The talented mind has shown his streak of unbridled creativity yet again, this time for the sari that the actress recently wore to the Jio Filmfare Awards Marathi 2017.
“I like it when different faculties come together to make a couture garment. This sari involved artists, printers, embroiderers, pattern cutters, draping specialists and skilled tailors,” the designer revealed in an Instagram post. “The flora and fauna were hand-painted, printed, embroidered and hand-cut on fine tulle. The organic flow was manipulated by the draftsmen and the embroidery placed by draping on a dress form,” he explained.
But the ground-breaking fact was this revelation: “It took 47 people, 39 days to finish this garment.”
That embellished train has all our attention, though. Not only does it give the sari a contemporary update, but it also lends a royal touch. Trust celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani to step up Deepika’s style game.
“In my factory in Rajasthan a Bengali babu was putting the final touches to Deepika’s earrings, fashioned out of spinel and syndicate uncut diamonds. (After) numerous Skype calls in different airport launches, all across the world, the look was finally complete,” the designer said