Priyanka Chopra’s bridal gown made headlines before the wedding and was more in the news after the nuptials that took place in Jodhpur on December 1. Ralph Lauren was the brain behind the dress and the internationally well-known designer has now shared the mind-boggling details of what went behind his creation.
Lauren has shared videos of the artisans working on the gown and the bride trying out the outfit at the fitting of the dress held in Paris, where she tried her gown for the first time.
Peecee’s excitement is just too palpable as she is seen turning around, with eyes and mouth open and even laughing out loud when she wears the stunning sequin-embellished strapless dress with a sheer, hand-embroidered coat. And her blushing at the end after getting completely ready before starting to walk will bring a smile to your face.
The floral design and sequins being created on it is a brilliant sight. Fifteen artists from Mumbai worked on the gown for a total of 1,826 hours and embroidered the coat with different techniques such as tulle appliqués, pastiche threadwork inspired by Chantilly lace. Their work resulted in the scrolling floral motifs that consisted of 32,000 pearlescent sequins, 5,600 seed beads, and 11,632 Swarovski crystals.
Her 75-foot veil was made of two different cuts of tulle, a short fingertip-length veil worn under the longer one which six attendants helped her on the walk to the altar.
The coat comprised of 35 satin-covered buttons and scalloping was carried out at the high-cut neck and long sleeves. The strapless column dress worn beneath was embellished with more than two million pearlescent sequins.
As revealed by Ralph Lauren, the gown consisted of:
135 satin-covered buttons
700 spools of ivory thread
5,600 pearlized seed beads
11,632 Swarovski crystals
2,412,000 high-luster sequins
One can see the words ‘Nicholas Jerry Jonas’, ‘1st December 2018’, ‘Love’, ‘Compassion’ and ‘Om Namah Shivaay’ sewn on her gown. The manner in which the creation of the sketch of her bridal look beautifully translates in real life is brilliantly captured in the video.
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“This isn’t about a dress," Lauren said, "It’s about a woman and a moment. Priyanka knows exactly who she is, and so I wanted the dress to reflect, not only her love story and the romance of India, but also her unique sensibility: strong, smart, and beautiful."
While Priyanka got her husband’s full name on her gown, Nick had a sweet gesture too. The groom had a piece of the bride’s dress concealed at the interior lapel of his jacket and the words ‘My Jaan’ (my life) hand-embroidered on it. Nick wore a custom Ralph Lauren Purple Label double-breasted tuxedo.
Peecee’s mother and business partner Madhu Chopra’s dress was also designed by Ralph Lauren.
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