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Alia Bhatt wears a Sabyasachi sari to the Met Gala

Update : 07 May 2024, 12:26

After making her Met Gala debut in 2023, Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt once again graced the green and white carpet of the prestigious international annual fashion event on Tuesday, May 7. She attended the Met Gala 2024, wearing a Sabyasachi couture saree. 

The Love And War actress posted her pictures from the Met Gala on Instagram and wrote a long caption about her look and its significance. “It was a call to the Garden of Time - an ode to art and eternity. Timelessness is endless, and we acknowledge that things crafted with time and care, can last forever. 

In our journey for an Indian interpretation of this universal theme, the outfit took on a life of its own. Nothing embodies tradition and innovation like the saree; in the skilled hands of @sabyasachiofficial, this vision found its fullest expression. We looked to the past as a guide for the future, drawing inspiration from the timeless sophistication of Indian nobility. 

“We focused on intricate craftsmanship, incorporating hand embroidery, precious stones, along with elegant beadwork and fringes, distinctive of the 1920’s fringe style. Our colour palette pays homage to nature’s beauty, echoing the earth, sky, and sea. We embraced a delicate nostalgia for hair and makeup - an elevated coiffure embellished with intricately woven braids and soft freckles - a homage to time’s gentle caress.

“Creating this has been quite an experience… fun and stressful in equal parts. It has taken a collective effort of 163 dedicated individuals, including master craftspeople, embroiderers, artists, and dyers, investing a total of 1965-man hours to create this ethereal saree. As I wear this outfit, I feel incredibly grateful to embody this exquisite creation, a testament to boundless love and painstaking effort. A big thank you to @anaitashroffadajania, @lakshmilehr, @puneetbsaini, @amitthakur_hair, @dollyjain, and my amazing team for being the most wonderful collaborators through this ‘Garden of Time’. Team work makes the dream work,” she wrote. 

For the unversed, Alia Bhatt debuted at the 2023 Met Gala donning Prabal Gurung couture

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