The global media is keeping a close watch at every fashion move that Kate Middleton is making during her current tour, and till now, the verdict has been positive. Indian designers are happy that the Duchess of Cambridge is having fun with her fashion picks.
On Sunday evening, designer Manish Malhotra attended a fund-raiser dinner in Mumbai, where he met Middleton.
“She told me that she loved Indian fashion and even praised the outfits of all the women who were attending. She look like a picture of royal elegance,” says Malhotra.
Kate wore a custom-made gown by one of her favourite British designers, Jenny Packham.
The beadwork on the outfit was done in India, and foreign publications were quick to call it ‘sari inspired’. She completed her look with a low-set updo and geometric earrings by Amrapali.
The choice of colour has got the fashion fraternity talking.
“The dress was a perfect choice for Kate’s India debut.The style is fuss-free and the colour is vibrant, reminding one of Indian jewels,” says designer Suneet Varma.
“ Any colour would have suited her but she looks gorgeous in the vintage blue shade,” adds designer Ritu Beri. Designer Leena Singh thinks the choice of India-inspired dress was occasion -perfect.
“For a formal dinner, the colour was a classic choice. The gown exuded a sense of sophistication,” she says. While many love Kate’s look, some find the gown overwhelming. “I think she confused the occasion with an Indian wedding, I did not like it one bit!” says designer Anand Bhushan.
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