Natasha Poonawalla stuns in Sabyasachi saree at Met Gala

Natasha Poonawalla brought together the design signatures of Sabyasachi and Schiaparelli in a look that is best described as iconic.

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"Woah woman you nailed it"

Natasha Poonawalla is known for her opulent fashion choices, and she took it many notches higher for 2022’s Met Gala.

Styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania, Natasha brought together the design signatures of two couturiers, Sabyasachi and Schiaparelli.

The rigidness of her bustier is a juxtaposition with the saree along with a train “embroidered with silk floss thread and embellished with bevel beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, sequins and appliquéd printed velvet.”

Her stack of bangles is from the archives of Sabyasachi’s Curiosity Art and Antiquity Project while her rings are from Bhavya Ramesh Jewellery.

Taking to Instagram, Anaita unpacked the look with regards to the dress code ‘Gilded Glamour’:

“I wanted something ornate yet whimsical, with a focus on the waist as a curtsy to the corsetry and bustles of the time, and a frothy swathe of tulle with delicate embroideries in an Indian drape.

“The Schiaparelli metal corset is the ultimate symbol of a true renaissance in fashion, a return to pure extravagance, and combined with the excellence of India’s most celebrated designer, Sabyasachi who has infused new energy into the beating heart of textile traditions and my favourite, the sari which was Natasha’s vision from day one!”

Natasha Poonawalla stuns in Sabyasachi saree at Met Gala - 1Sabyasachi, too, shared his inspiration and thoughts behind this look with which the designer made this Met Gala debut.

On Instagram, he wrote: “For me, the sari is a truly unique and versatile garment that owns its identity even as it transcends boundaries and geographies.

“Back when I was a young fashion student, I often wondered when I would see the sari at big global fashion events like the Met Gala.”

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Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and Amrita Arora, all of whom are close friends with Natasha Poonawalla, took to their Instagram Stories to react to her Met Gala look.

Sharing a picture of Natasha in her Met Gala outfit, Kareena wrote, “The one and only. Ufffff. Love love love,” adding several red heart emojis.

Karisma Kapoor used golden letters to express her love for Natasha’s golden look, writing, “That’s my girl. Amazing.”

Malaika Arora also shared a picture of Natasha in her glamorous outfit and wrote “Woah woman you nailed it,” adding a red heart.

Amrita Arora wrote, “That’s how it’s done!”

Malaika also shared a picture of Shawn Mendes, who wore a Tommy Hilfiger coat for the occasion, writing, “Just for you @amuaroraofficial @therealkarismakapoor.”

Karisma reposted Malaika’s story and replied, “It’s a moment,” adding a face with hearts emoji.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.