Manish Malhotra Shares Alia Bhatt’s Mehendi Outfit; Took 3,000 Hours To Make
Alia Bhatt chose to personalise her mehendi ensemble with a sustainable approach to honour her important occasion, which is truly one of a kind. The stunning fuchsia pink trousseau was designed by ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra and had 180 textile patches.
Getting nostalgic about the effort that went into designing this masterpiece Manish wrote: A treasure of traceability and trust. The very beautiful #ManishMalhotraBride. The very beautiful #ManishMalhotraBride @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. (sic).
The impassioned 3000-hour intricate handwork of Mijwan women embraced Alia’s personality with elan, inscribed through Kashmiri and Chikankari threads. “The custom touches reminisce about her journey and depict symbolic elements of her memories. 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 kutch. (sic),” added Manish.
Alia’s attire is a fantastic mood board for a summer wedding, with 180 colourful textile patches coming alive on her ensemble. Speaking about the technique, Manish added, “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, and @manishmalhotra05 beautifully narrates her beginning tale of a joyous forever. (sic),” added Manish.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s mehendi celebration was a lovely affair, celebrating a day full of love and colours. Alia shared some fun photos on Instagram with her family and friends, capturing some colourful and happy moments.
As her M Kapoor, Ladkewalas, and best pals danced for the lovely bride, Alia flashed a stunning smile. Captioning the photographs, Alia wrote: The Mehendi was like something out of a dream. It was a day full of love, family, our beautiful best friends, a LOT of French fries, a surprise performance by the ladkewalas, Ayan playing DJ, a BIG surprise organised by Mr. Kapoor (my favourite artist performed my favourite songs), all followed by some happy tears and quiet, blissful moments with the love of my life. There are days… and then there are days like these! (sic).”
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Riddima Kapoor Sahni were among the attendees who wore stunning outfits designed by Manish Malhotra. Kareena looked lovely in a handcrafted Kashmiri lehenga set with three-tone sequins and a dreamy drape, which she matched with a dreamy drape. In a silver sequin sari, Riddhima shined on the dance floor.