On Monday, ace fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee revealed that actress-talk show host Oprah Winfrey recently wore a custom-made black sari designed by him on the cover of Elle India’s December 2018 edition. Oprah has featured on the magazine’s 22nd anniversary cover. She complemented the sari with 29.5 carats Zambian emerald and diamond earrings from Sabyasachi’s heritage jewellery collection. A picture of the cover was shared by Sabyasachi on his Instagram timeline, who also revealed details about his meeting with Oprah Winfrey on her first trip to India. She had visited India in 2012 and while attending a dinner hosted by the royal family in Jaipur, Oprah Winfrey had also worn a sari designed by Sabyasachi.
“Nothing prepares you for meeting Oprah in real life. On her maiden trip to India, Oprah attended a dinner hosted by the royal family in Jaipur and I had the good fortune to dress her in a saree for it. We spent some time discussing India and spirituality, as well as Indian art and handicrafts,” Sabyasachi wrote.
On her way to the Jaipur Literary Festival, Oprah Winfrey had visited Sabyasachi’s new store in Mumbai too. “The opening of my store in Kala Ghoda came up in conversation and Oprah promised to swing by in the morning if she got time off from her busy schedule. I thought she was being polite. Oprah isn’t just one of the world’s most influential personalities. She’s larger than life, but also as real as it gets!” Sabyasachi added.
After Sabyasachi and The House Of Angadi, Deepika Padukone picked an outfit from the shelves of Anamika Khanna for one of her wedding functions. The designer shared an image of Deepika with her family on her Instagram page and used ‘#weddingfestivities’ in the caption (now edited out) but she did not give away the details of event. In the picture, Deepika Padukone, dressed in an organza outfit, smiled as she hugged her family (in a very Hum Saath-Saath Hain style). Deepika’s sister Anisha, dressed in a chikankari anarkali, looked pretty. Deepika Padukone married actor Ranveer Singh in Italy earlier this month in the presence of their families and close friends. The couple is gearing up for their first Mumbai reception scheduled for November 28.
Anamika Khanna is the third designer Deepika Padukone opted for her wedding festivities, first being her favoured designer Sabyasachi. Deepika also wore a pure zari kanjeevaram saree in gold for the reception, which was a gift by her mother Ujjala Padukone from The House of Angadi. Deepika’s orange and gold saree for the Konkani wedding was also from The House of Angadi.
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone | Photo Credit: Instagram
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s Italy wedding photos have left an indelible mark on our minds. With candid expressions, the couple’s Konkani and Sindhi wedding traditions spoke volumes about their closeness towards their families. While Deepika was a sight to behold in her dazzling red lehenga for their Sindhi wedding, Ranveer took a U-turn from his unconventional style and looked like the perfect groom for his ladylove.
Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, whose outfits were the highlight in the grand DeepVeer wedding, shared a glimpse of how both Deepika and Ranveer’s attires were made. He shared snippets from behind-the-scenes about how intricately Deepika’s lehenga was designed, hand-stitched and beautifully embroidered.
On the other hand, Ranveer’s wedding sherwani which was hand-knitted with golden buttons as fixtures and beautifully stitched dupatta with gold work, exhibited the designer’s love for revival in Indian traditional fashion. With decadent, monotone and simple ensembles, Ranveer and Deepika’s Sabyasachi creations have given several couples some wedding outfit ideas.
Check out the making of Ranveer’s sherwani and Deepika’s lehenga in these videos…
(Also read: 5 things you need to know about Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s Mumbai wedding reception – details inside)
After DeepVeer’s Bangalore wedding reception on November 21, the couple has hosted another wedding reception today for Ranveer’s family and later they will hold a party to celebrate with their industry friends. The Mumbai reception today is expected to commence at 8 pm that will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The couple married in Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy. Instead of a horse, Ranveer chose to arrive with his baraat on a seaplane since the Villa was surrounded by the water body.
Deepika Padukone ooked like a vision in all of her wedding looks. While earlier it was believed that Sabyasachi had designed and conceptualised all of her wedding looks, it was later revealed that that was not the case.
Deepika’s gorgeous red and gold saree was bought by her and her mother from a very famous silk store in Bengaluru called The House Of Angadi.
Sabyasachi and his team, who had earlier taken credit for dressing up Deepika on her Konkani wedding day ‘head to toe’ later issued an apology after the original designer K Radharaman contacted famous fashion journalist Shefalee Vasudev about the same and she brought the matter to light.
Sabyasachi issued a written apology and gave credits to the original label immediately.
Deepika’s saree for the Bengaluru reception was also designed by K Radharaman.
Anyway, a long time after the controversy took place, the man behind the gorgeous designs finally decided to speak about it. Here is what he said:
“I do not and never did have any intention of being critical of Sabyasachi Mukherjee or anyone else. I do not have any negative sentiment towards anyone and we did thank him publicly on social media for giving credit to us after we pointed the error to him.”
“That said, when I was informed that another design label had claimed credit for my work, I felt obligated to speak up on behalf of the entire design community of which we are all a part of.”