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PICS: Natasha Poonawalla’s Met Gala 2022 look leaves internet in awe!

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 (17:51 IST)
Entrepreneur-philanthropist Natasha Poonawalla has taken over the internet with her Met Gala 2022 look.

Poonawalla, executive director of the Serum Institute of India (SII), was the sole Indian at the gala, organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday evening.

Keeping in line with the 'Gilded Glamour' theme for the night, she wore a Sabyasachi golden saree with a metal bustier by Schiaparelli.

Sharing a series of pictures of Poonawalla on Instagram, Sabyasachi said, “For me the sari is a truly unique and versatile garment that owns its identity even as it transcends boundaries and geographies. Back when I was a young fashion student, I often wondered when I would see the sari at big global fashion events like the Met Gala.”

Sabyasachi further said, “For the 2022 Met Gala, themed ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’, Natasha Poonawalla’s vision was to interpret the dress code ‘gilded glamour’ with an Indian gaze that revels in its multi-culturalism and authenticity. She wears a Schiaparelli hand-forged metal bustier paired with a custom Sabyasachi couture sari and trail.”

“They contributed to Natasha’s vision by celebrating Indian craftsmanship with a gold handcrafted printed tulle sari and trail embroidered with silk floss thread and embellished with bevel beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, sequins and appliquéd printed velvet. The jewellery is a curation of custom pieces from Sabyasachi Fine Jewellery and limited edition collectibles from Sabyasachi’s Curiosity Art & Antiquity Project—crafted using traditional techniques with precious and semi-precious stones,” Sabyasachi concluded.

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