Madonna will have a big surprise from India on her 52nd birthday on August 16. The pop goddess will be flaunting a dress especially made by Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock on her big day. Interestingly, Madonna’s boyfriend Jesus Luz asked her stylist to approach the two Mumbai-based designers to order the big Indian surprise for her.
"Yes, we are doing a dress for Madonna. We were approached by her stylist, who wanted us to design the dresses in black, which is also Madonna’s favourite colour," says Falguni, who is also in talks with controversial pop star Lady Gaga to design garments for her.
Right now, though, Madge, as Madonna is popularly known, is top priority. "We have made two outfits for her — one in black and silver detailing, and the other in black and gold detailing. The entire outfit has lots of texturing and we have used leather blended with other fabrics to produce a dress that we’re sure she’s going to love. While she’ll wear one dress on her birthday, the other one is for a live performance."
Asked why they didn’t opt for a more ‘Indian’ outfit for Madge’s special day, Falguni says, “We have to understand that they (international celebrities) aren’t always interested in wearing salwar kameez and saris.”
Talking about one of the dresses in detail, Falguni, who’s designed outfits for singers Fergie, Cheryl Cole and Ozzy Osbourne in the past, says, “The dress has several layers and gold-coloured metal plates on the bust line. It is transparent in some places and covered in others.”