The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre opened recently and several Bollywood, as well as Hollywood, attended its opening ceremony of it. All the celebs looked gorgeous in their outfits and the event was one to remember.
It is a one-of-a-kind exhibition with over 140 exquisite garments inspired by India that tell the tale of the nation’s influence on world fashion between the 18th and 21st centuries. Inventive Indian designers like Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Anamika Khanna, Anita Dongre, Anuradha Vakil, Rahul Mishra, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sanjay Garg, and Tarun Tahiliani will have their creations on display. Their global equivalents’ creations, such as those of Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Jean-Philippe Worth, Mainbocher, and Yves Saint Laurent, will be used to complement these.
Royal courts, European haute couture, contemporary design visionaries, and even global fast fashion have all drawn inspiration from the treasure trove of Indian sartorial and textile traditions, whether it be transparent muslins, whimsical chintzes created on the Coromandel Coast, the varied draperies of the sari and dhoti, or the botehs of Kashmir’s shawls. The show, which is the first to be held in India, will also chart the beginnings and growth of the nation’s modern fashion scene.
The show includes renowned Western ready-to-wear and couture designs from the 20th and 21st centuries inspired by India and curated by Hamish Bowles, global editor-at-large for Vogue and editor-in-chief of The World of Interiors.