Prabal Gurung pens note for Isha Ambani:Gives me so much joy that your Met sojourn this time is right after the birth of your beautiful twins
Fashion’s biggest night, Met Gala 2023, was an extravagant star-studded affair. And, among the many Indian celebrities who attended the fashion fiesta this year was Isha Ambani, whose outfit of the day has become the topic of discussion among style enthusiasts. Dressed in a custom-made Prabal Gurung sari gown, Isha Ambani celebrated her traditional roots on the global platform with oodles of elegance.
For the event, Isha Ambani wore a “crepe back satin sari gown encrusted with pearls, crystals, and bugle beads hand embroidered in India and made in New York at the Prabal Gurung atelier.” Incidentally, the ace designer also created Alia Bhatt’s pearl-embellished debut gown which was inspired by supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s 1992 Chanel bridal look.
Reminiscing their conversation at the last Met, Prabal shared that they “envisioned a world that will learn to be kinder to all children and celebratory of all kinds of choices, along with our commitment to those changes.”
Opening up about their friendship, she added: “Hanging out with you is always fun because not only are you a good listener, but you are also someone willing to indulge my antics and laugh at my jokes,” adding that even more remarkable is her commitment to bringing India and what she has to offer to the world.
“I can’t wait for the world to see what is percolating in that brilliant mind of yours,” he continued.
“Isha, I am proud to call you a friend,” Prabal wrote while concluding his note with “Here is to making our dreams come true. Till then we have the Met memories.”
Earlier, Isha Ambani’s stylist Priyanka Kapadia Badani had decoded her look on Instagram, writing: “One of fashion’s most prolific contributors, Karl Lagerfeld was paid homage to last night with the idea of a simple, powerful, line. Our vision for Isha Ambani’s look last night drew from Karl’s favourite colour palette with a smattering of pearls in a draped silhouette inspired by the sari from Prabal Gurung’s atelier.”
“You can’t think of Karl without a touch of humour, we dug into Isha Ambani’s Chanel archives and found the perfect companion for the look in a mini bag from the 2012 Paris Bombay collection,” Badani added. Her look was completed with stunning diamond jewels — including a choker, a layered neckpiece, a custom handpiece, earrings, and a ring. With her wavy hair left open, she added the finishing touches with eyeliner, blushed cheeks, and mauve lips.