The opening ceremony for the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) was a three-day event, that was not only high on Indian arts, culture, craftsmanship, and design but also fashion and glamor. Our favorite celebrities — both, from Hollywood and Bollywood showed their courtesies at the event. Among the attendees on the second day of the event, was Priyanka Chopra. She arrived in Mumbai in a vintage look. Singer Nick Jonas and their daughter, Malti Marie Jonas accompanied her to the event.
After stunning in a shimmery ensemble that came attached with a matching cape on Day 1, the Quantico actor sported an “upcycled vintage look with a modern twist”. It was an outfit, she said, was an “amalgamation of the east and the west! Like me” — on the second day. Priyanka came in a handcrafted outfit with a story. “The dress was so apt for an evening celebrating Indian art and fashion.” The designer Amit Agarwal created this beautiful dress.
The stunning piece was created using a “65-year-old vintage Banarasi patola (brocade). It was a saree with silver threads and a gold electroplating on khadi silk”. The actress paired it with a sequin sheet holographic bustier to “reflect the nine colors of an ikat weave that the brocade is set in.”
This was draped over and structured with a jewel-toned molded body made with unique material. The piece took six months to craft, with the original vintage textile handwoven in the craft clusters of Varanasi.
Sharing the pictures of Priyanka at the event, the designer wrote, “On the second day of NMACC, celebrating Indian craftsmanship, we created a custom look for Priyanka that is an ode to her being and path, rooted yet ever evolving. The ensemble was crafted by pairing a 60-year-old vintage Banarasi brocade saree made using silver threads and a gold electroplating on khadi silk, draped over and structured with a jewel-toned molded body made of uniquely crafted material and paired with a signature holographic bustier.”