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May 30, 2024

Four Indian designers stole the spotlight at the Met Gala 2024

As the curtain rises on the highly anticipated Met Gala week, fashion aficionados worldwide hold their breath for the grand spectacle. This year, under the captivating theme “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” the event transcends mere glamour, delving deep into the annals of style evolution. Amidst the sartorial splendor that graced the red carpet, some Indian designers stole the spotlight with their haute couture creations igniting the night with unparalleled allure.


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For her second appearance at the Met, Alia Bhatt dazzled as the muse of none other than celebrated designer, Sabyasachi. Celebrating the timeless allure of the saree, Sabyasachi brought forth a masterpiece that seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Drawing inspiration from the opulence of Indian nobility, the ensemble showcased meticulous craftsmanship, boasting intricate hand embroidery, embellished with precious stones, beads, and fringe reminiscent of the glamorous 1920s. The color palette, a tribute to the wonders of nature, echoed the hues of the earth, sky, and sea, lending an ethereal quality to the attire. A team of 163 skilled individuals, including master craftsmen, embroiderers, artists, and dyers, poured their hearts into this creation, investing a total of 1965-man hours. The result? A breathtaking embodiment of elegance and grace, capturing the essence of a legacy reborn.

Rahul Mishra

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Witnessing Isha Ambani grace the Met Gala red carpet has become a cherished tradition, and this year was no exception. Adorned in a bespoke hand-embroidered couture sari gown crafted by none other than Indian designer Rahul Mishra, she captivated the spotlight effortlessly. Under the theme “The Garden of Time,” Rahul and Isha embarked on a journey to encapsulate nature’s vibrant lifecycle within this breathtaking ensemble, a labor of love that consumed over 10,000 hours of meticulous craftsmanship and hand-embroidery by artisans across Indian villages, thus championing local craftsmanship and weaving communities.. Through intricate applique and embroidery techniques such as Fareesha, Zardozi, Nakshi, and Dabka, as well as French knots, a narrative of hope and rejuvenation emerges, echoing the resilience of our planet.

Complementing this ethereal creation is a clutch crafted by Swadesh, channeling ancient Indian art forms of Nakashi and Miniature Painting. Featuring an exquisite Indian Miniature Painting by Jaipur artisan Hari Narain Marotia, the Jade clutch showcases intricate detailing, including India’s revered national bird, the Mayura, evoking a sense of timeless elegance and cultural heritage.

Tarun Tahiliani

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In the whirlwind of the fashion world, the name of Tarun Tahiliani reigns supreme. From crafting iconic looks for celebrity weddings to setting the Met Gala ablaze with his sartorial genius, TT embodies inspiration itself. His custom creation for philanthropist and fashion connoisseur, Sudha Reddy is nothing short of a masterpiece, capturing the fleeting essence of time and beauty in its every thread. A seamless blend of tradition and modernity, Tahiliani’s design pays homage to India’s rich heritage while heralding its renaissance in the global fashion landscape. Crafted with painstaking precision by a team of over 80 artisans, this ivory silk gown is a testament to their skill and dedication, with each hand-carved motif and delicate detail reflecting a labor of love. Adorned with luminous jewels by Farah Khan Ali, every shimmering facet tells a tale of hope and resilience, weaving a narrative of beauty, culture, and the indomitable spirit of fashion.

Guarav Gupta

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Draped in a mesmerizing champagne-hued architectural masterpiece by the visionary Gaurav Gupta, comedian-actress Mindy Kaling graced the Met Gala 2024 carpet with an ethereal presence. Beyond her comedic prowess, Kaling is a luminary in her own right—a writer, producer, and a beacon of cultural representation. Entitled “The Melting Flower of Time,” Kaling’s ensemble transcended the bounds of traditional fashion, embodying the ephemeral beauty of a flower’s delicate bloom. Gupta’s creation, a testament to artistry and innovation, seemed to dissolve into the fabric of time itself, mirroring the surreal journey of existence. As Kaling gracefully navigated the gala’s grand stage, she embodied the essence of timeless elegance, leaving an indelible mark on the evening’s festivities.

Can’t wait to see what all the MET has in store for us!

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Anushka Manik


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