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  1. adya at | | Reply

    I no longer like these very flimsy net saris by Sabya. they suit very few people and look tacky on most. Gayatri Devi would not be caught dead in these.

    1. MaidinMumbai at | | Reply

      I hope these are not the ones “inspired” by Gayatri Devi because they look nothing like what she wore.

      This must be making Sabya money but creativity wise its a fail.

  2. karishma at | | Reply

    pallavi looks so lovely!

  3. slc at | | Reply

    Pretty. I do like the blouse.

  4. Orange Jammies at | | Reply

    Nothing the erstwhile Maharani and icon of charm would wear, but gorgeous regardless. Didn’t Sridevi wear something similar to a premiere?

  5. Éclat at | | Reply

    Would you have pictures of the show actual? It would be nice to see those and then judge, because this looks nothing like anything inspired by the Maharani.

  6. Akriti at | | Reply

    The event wasnt the Sabysachi show. This was an Oz Fest event with Argyle Diamonds and Nirav Modi in Jaipur.

  7. blahbum at | | Reply

    i think this is the best anyone has looked in these net couture lehengas..

  8. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    She looks lovely!!!

  9. neha at | | Reply

    Its nice……but but but….sabyasachi need to come up with something new…..they have about 5 – 6 designs and colours which they keep recycling. Its beginning to get booooring

  10. sev at | | Reply

    I just like these images because the seem to herald the return of the modest choli/blouse and minimal-midriff baring way of tying saris, and I love both! It takes us back to the traditional sari and the way it was work as recently as in the 80s-90s. Somewhere into the new millenium, things got inexplicably Bollywoodized and the beautiful, modest sari was never the same.

    1. MaidinMumbai at | | Reply

      Actually the full sleeved “modest” blouse came in with the British. Google the Brahmika sari. Sabya is in fact updating that look.

      The choli has undergone lots of changes and at times was “immodest” or absent. Ditto the sari. As always it depends on how you work the look not on how “modest” it is.

      1. eclat at | | Reply

        @MaidinMumbai: Absolutely true. Any ancient temple carving, miniature painting or even literature from ancient times shows so many different variations of dress. As you say, many of these notions of modesty developed during the Victorian era, and were transposed here during the Raj.
        All the ladies who get bashed here for one-boob show or bra-blouses aren’t actually doing something different to what one sees on the carvings of apsaras at Belur or Hampi!

      2. Anu at | | Reply

        Ditto, MaidinMumbai….It truly depends on how you “work” an ensemble..barrig the realy trashy ones. Also Sari was never a very “modest” or puritanical garment…it was sunsual in its outlook. Neither was India ever a puritan country….its the British who, sadly, made it so! Why..Shakuntala never actually wore a blouse:-)

    2. MaidinMumbai at | | Reply

      I so agree eclat and Anu – we were so good at being sensual without being cheap.

      The British are still at it – now verbally bashing folk who may want to cover themselves up as regressive:) And we think covering up is being traditional.

      Funny Duniya.

  11. sev at | | Reply

    SOrry about the typos. I meant to say the following:

    “I just like these images because they seem to herald the return of the modest choli/blouse and minimal midriff-baring way of tying saris, and I love both! It takes use back to the traditional sari and the way it was worn as recently as in the 80s-90s. Somewhere into the new millennium, things got inexplicably Bollywoodized and the beautiful, modest sari was never the same.”

  12. blmrlt1102 at | | Reply

    I know he is a lauded designed but many of his designs remind me of lacy underskirts!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      +1

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