Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Alia Bhatt wore Rimple & Harpreet for the screening of Gangubai Kathawadi
Making an appearance in a pristine white saree from Rimple & Harpreet, actress Alia Bhatt made heads turn in Berlin today, at the screening of Gangubai Kathiawadi at Berlin Film Festival.
For this special appearance, designer duo Rimple & Harpreet envisioned Alia Bhatt in a pristine ivory silk chiffon saree. The designers kept the thematic essence of Gangubai in mind as well as creating a look that was a modern classic. Alia is a powerhouse of talent; one of the most stunning actresses of her generation and it was an out-and-out joy for the label to design this very special saree for her.
It took many man-hours and a team of master karigars to complete the saree which features delicately handcrafted embroideries referenced from archival Edwardian and French Lace Shawls. The embroideries were rendered using jaali-work, shadow embroidery, silk floss threads, mother of pearl paillettes, hand-cut sequins, and imported pearls of varying sizes. The scalloped palla was finished off with a hand-knotted silk Dori macramé fringe. The look was complemented with a handcrafted minaudière and a plush lamé-pashmina shawl with pearl-work borders to ward off the Berlin chill.
For Mr. Bhansali, Rimple & Harpreet decided to stay true to his inherent understated elegance and came up with a tonal black sherwani that features an all-over tessellated texture derived from sacred geometry. It was paired with a classic ivory kurta and pants.
“It was an absolute pleasure to design for Mr. Bhansali & Alia Bhatt for the screening of Gangubai Kathiawadi at Berlin film festival. Though we regularly style celebrities on the red carpet & movies, this was special because the entire ensemble for Alia has been created exclusively for the screening, keeping her personal style & comfort in consideration. A full team of skilled karigars worked day & night to create the saree in record time.”
Rimple & Harpreet Narula are one of India’s top wedding couture designer labels
In a span of years, have captured the imagination of millennial brides with their dreamlike couture replete with intricate craftsmanship. The label excels in creating outfits that are luxurious, have a touch of traditional Indian craftsmanship, and give brides a unique style to carry.
Having completed two decades in the industry, today Rimple and Harpreet Narula are some of the most sought-after designers in the bridal couture sector, and no wonder brides all around the world love wearing their label on their wedding day. This is a brand where couture meets craft and heritage. The designers received international recognition & acclaim for the regal costumes they designed for the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Padmaavat’. The Bollywood entry timed perfectly with brides transforming choices, catapulted the brand to worldwide recognition & fame they deserved, hence becoming every bride’s most preferred choice for their wedding day.
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Styled by: @stylebyami