The mehendi ceremony of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt seemed like something out of a fairy tale, thanks to the couple’s stunning color-coordinated costumes.
Alia wore a fuchsia pink lehenga with minimal makeup and a large kundan jewellery set, and she looked stunning. The outfit’s creator, celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra, has now disclosed that it took up to 3000 hours of handwork to put together Alia’s attire.
In an Instagram post, Manish explained that the lehenga was designed with a “sustainably” in mind. “A treasure of traceability and trust. The very beautiful @aliaabhatt chose to personalize her Mehendi ensemble with a sustainable approach, where approximately 180 textiles patches come together to mark her momentous occasion, the most special one indeed. The custom touches reminisce about her journey and depict symbolic elements of her memories,” he wrote.
He explained, “Inscribed through Kashmiri and Chikankari threads, the passionate 3000-hour intricate handwork of #Mijwan women features a fuchsia pink Lehenga and a blouse embellished in real gold and silver nakshi and kora flowers, and vintage gold metal sequins from kutchh. The patches are woven together using a couture technique of cross-stitches with three tar and six tar anchors.”
“Edged in real gold zari and appliques, this handwoven silk ensemble also carries Banarasi brocades, jacquard, bandhani, Kachha Resham knots, and some scraps from brides’ earlier outfits and detailing from #ManishMalhotraArchives. Every love story is unique,” he added.