Deepika Walks Cannes Red Carpet in Sari Inspired by Royal Bengal Tiger
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – It was Kolkata-based acclaimed fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Bengal Tiger sari that Deepika Padukone dazzled in as she walked the red carpet on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival on May 17.
The sari, which the actress and Cannes jury member paired with a black strapless blouse, stood out because of its golden and black stripes, inspired by the big cat after which the collection is named.
As was to be expected, the ecstatic designer took to his Instagram handle to announce this fact to the world and say that the sari was a part of his Akash Tara collection, which celebrates heritage Indian crafts and techniques seen through a modern lens.
Deepika paired the sari with a bejeweled headband from Sabyasachi Jeweler’s Royal Bengal collection. “The headband,” the designer explained, “pays homage to the traditional Indian ‘matha patti’ headpiece with Art Noveau detailing, while the chandelier earrings updates a classic with an Art Noveau gaze.”
The post begins with a telling quote from Sabyasachi: “The sari is a story I will never stop telling. No matter where we are in the world, it has its place.”