Find Out How Long Priyanka Chopra’s Pre-Wedding Dress Designers Took to Create Her Outfits
While the world is still gasping at Priyanka Chopra’s breathtaking Ralph Lauren wedding dress (two million sequins! a 75-foot veil!) that featured hidden messages (including touching tributes to her soon-to-be mother-in-law), we’re still reeling over her pre-wedding attire.
Every detail of the bride and groom’s Mehndi and Sangeet looks from their nuptials in Rajasthan, India was overseen by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, the creative team behind couture label Khosla Jani. Below, the multi-talented designers, who have been bridging classic and contemporary Indian fashion since 1986, offer insight into the inspiration behind the styles and spill the details on what it was like to work with the famous pair.
Brit + Co: What was Priyanka and Nick’s involvement like in the process of designing their looks for each wedding ceremony?
Khosla Jani: Priyanka and Nick are style savvy people who know what they want. We took note of their aesthetic sensibilities and created their looks.
B+C: What were their inspirations for each look?
KJ: The Mehndi event is traditionally one full of frolic and festivity. We feel that calls for exuberant color, volume, and an ease of movement. This floor-length anarkali in organdy was perfect for the occasion. Oranges and yellows are auspicious colors and Priyanka was a vision in them. For Nick, we chose an aqua kurta. It provided the perfect contrast to her vibrant look.
For their Sangeet, Priyanka wore a fully embroidered sari in gold and silver, absolute glamour and bling to salute the night of song and dance. Nick was dapper in navy [with] an open sherwani or jacket paired with a kurta. [That was] understated and very sexy. Perfect for busting a move on the dance floor.
B+C: How long did the process of designing their looks take and how long did they take to create?
KJ: From ideation to sketches to final design took 10 days. And then six weeks from sketch to the ensemble.
B+C: Priyanka’s sherwani is stunning. Is there any special meaning behind the colors, designs, or details?
KJ: Her anarkali is 100 meters of organdy in hues of celebration and auspiciousness. We wanted her to wear something that paid homage to the mood of the mehndi and most importantly the sheer joy and unbridled romance of the bride.
(Photos via Getty Images, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Priyanka Chopra and shot by Joseph Radhik, Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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