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  1. kumar at | | Reply

    yea, that belongs in a coffe table.

  2. anj at | | Reply

    rani looks lovely….but this reminds me of a saree which my mum wore in one of her ceremonies wen she was getting married and its so beautiful…..I think checks can really make sarree luk unique in a preety way…sadly sabya…didn’t seem to get it rite!!

  3. crab at | | Reply

    Nope, i don’t like any of it. The saree, blouse, bangles…all overdone.

  4. uumema at | | Reply

    i like her face here but the saree is not pretty.

  5. Jennifer at | | Reply

    makes her look older than she is for some reason o.O

  6. ashi at | | Reply

    does it make sense when i say, she looks realllly bengali in this saree? yet the saree itself is just all wrong.

  7. N at | | Reply

    I actually like the sari. Needs a better drape and styling.

  8. duh at | | Reply

    the overall look fits into the SLB’s devdas.

  9. tasneem at | | Reply

    too much going on for sure. The checks with the border would have worked on it’s own but the other stuff is the middle is a bit of an over kill.

    1. zoyi at | | Reply

      exactly my thoughts!

      1. zoyi at | | Reply

        I am no expert on different designers and their specialties, but from what I’be been following on this iste for a few weeks, this could qualify for one of Masaba’s ahem!-creations.

  10. diptiN at | | Reply

    parts of the sari does look like a table cloth, but I like the whole look. Rani looks good.

  11. ruchi at | | Reply

    Does that really qualify as a sari. Just cz its Sabyasachi does not mean its good. Uggh! The blinding for designer clothes..and then u guys dont like MM..thats hypocritical!!

    1. SS at | | Reply

      couldn’t hv agreed more;)

    2. KS at | | Reply

      Like there are people who love chamak and gold and glitter and bling, there are people who love quirky sarees too. I can totally see a lot of ngo ladies going gaga over it! it is a matter of taste.

    3. Arati at | | Reply

      @ ruchi Hear! Hear! one big mess is what this is….whatever was her stylist thinking? Or doesn’t she have one now that she hadn’t had a movie in eons?

  12. sheena at | | Reply

    this is just plain weird.

  13. KK at | | Reply

    There’s so much going on … plaid, heavy border, red and yellow pleats, flowery blouse. WHOA!! so many colors and such different work/fabric. Totally OTT. I prefer the simple white sari with gold border she had on a few days ago.

  14. cisplatin at | | Reply

    there is way too much going on in that sari.

  15. bongbabe at | | Reply

    I come from the land of “Grameen checks” where its common to wear checks in saris. This sari wouldn’t be out of place in bengal at all. Except for the yellow pleats.

    Rani looks amazing :) happy puja, everyone!

    1. KS at | | Reply

      My sentiments exactly! Happy bijoya to all!

    2. Lola at | | Reply

      I could not have said it better.

      1. kasthuri at | | Reply

        Ditto ! I love her in these bengali looks !!! Besides i always love rani in a saree. She has the perfect typical indian figure for it.

  16. Arati at | | Reply

    Rani looks nice but the saree itself looks like 4 sarees patched together…. dislike….

  17. Jiya at | | Reply

    I think this saree is refreshing and different from std sabyasachi solid colors with broad borders..i likes!!.

  18. Bsimple at | | Reply

    dia mirza wore a yellow mustard saree to one of the pujas and she looked great! plz try to cover that P & P…Thanks!

  19. ZI at | | Reply

    For some reason I think Vidya Balan would be able to carry off this mess better…

  20. star at | | Reply

    the whole look is so over the top that it’s ended up looking like a costume!

  21. apsara77 at | | Reply

    Rani looks like what my grandfather would call a “ginni” in bengali, which is like a typical Bengali housewife..the print kind of reminds me of a “gamccha” which is like a traditional towel used by Bengali…I agree, this saree is just plain ugly, but Rani still makes it look better than most people would.

  22. Aara at | | Reply

    Super Busy outfit…The checks, big borders, two colors on the pleats and the mismatched blouse,the red and blue satiny things and the OTT jewelry…At what point do they co-ordinate ??

  23. kritika at | | Reply

    saree isn’t upto the mark for sure but the neckpiece…terrible!

  24. Tan at | | Reply

    if the borders were a little less “designer” the saree would hve been lovely, its a typical bengali saree, my mother has one, i love it and i love rani in it too

    1. the mad momma at | | Reply

      i love it too. its very traditional. bongs as well as tams do a lot of checks in their traditional sarees. i think she is looking lovely.

  25. anu at | | Reply

    good lord!! are any of you guys in this epoch at all ? meaning fall/winter 2010 epoch?? this is soooo the fashion of 2010, mixing and matching patters that are entirely contradictory but work together in a right colour palette or vice-versa!! and its so clever of sabya to come up with this. its so damn lovely ..and i love her beads as well. just perfect rani….

    1. ash at | | Reply

      I quite like this saree too, it looks kind of cool with all the mis matching prints and colours and textures. Its beautiful and unusual, its the rich border that brings the whole piece together. Maybe Ranis a bit too petite to carry such a bold look, somebody like Sushmita Sen or a model may look better in it – just a thought.

      1. kasthuri at | | Reply

        not that i am complaining about rani wearing sarees, i would love to see sushmita sen in such a saree. Her height, skin colour…i think it can look awesome…

  26. shireen at | | Reply

    Current epoch notwithstanding, to my eye, this saree is just a busy hodge podge of random fabric. Rani somehow shines through without being overwhelmed by all the mix & match drama

  27. Faiza at | | Reply

    dis is getting too much…she looks like aunty ji.

  28. mary at | | Reply

    it might’ve worked on someone taller and less petite like Bipasha but Rani is totally overwhelmed by what someone here rightly termed as a “super busy” print.

  29. KS at | | Reply

    Checks aren’t just for towels and table clothes.Checks have been a part of traditional sarees for ages like the maharashtrian sarees (i dont remember what are they called), in bengal and also are hugly popular in kanjiwarams (what i call the tram brahm saree). I wonder why people here are surprised to see checks in a saree.

    1. zoyi at | | Reply

      The checks is refreshingly nice. It’s the yellow and red pleats which is totally ruining it. Like someone aptly pointed out, it looks like four sarees stitched together. If this weren’t Sabya and if wasn’t a celeb but a regular aunty at one of our social gatherings wearing this, most people who are raving and complimenting this ‘epoch’ look, would be giggling and rolling their eyes!

  30. F at | | Reply

    This piece should have not come out of the creation studios..Its just too messy. Its a patchwork that a 5 year old could do, not the one of a famous designer. I feel she is wearing a mixture of curtains, table clothes and bed sheets of a tacky house. There is no color scheme at all. I don’t mind missing colors and textures, but there is absolutely no coordination…Very disappointing piece from him and very disappointing choice from Rani.

    1. F at | | Reply

      i meant mixing and not missing

  31. akaa at | | Reply

    I like checks on a sari and I like traditional eaves ..but this sari looks like a mess because there is no co-ordination in the colors .. i know current trends are all about mixing patterns, textures, colors, prints.. but those blue and white checks with the yellow and red brocade like part of the sari at the pleats with the zari border are just not working together! it probably would have looked better if the checks were in the same color family (of reds/yellows.orange etc) instead of the so different blue… Am i making sense :)? As much as i LOVE Sabyasachi, this is a big disappointment from him!

    1. akaa at | | Reply

      oops.. I meant traditional weaves*

  32. hmmm at | | Reply

    i think its super. so quirky and cracked and still so quintessentially indian. a refreshing change from the usual monotonous/tasteless parade of manish malhotras etc.

  33. J at | | Reply

    Waist up the look is great. Love the check, the border, the beads everything. But adding the yellow and red pleats is where Sabya lost the plot.
    Rani still manages to look great though…love the red bindi on her.

  34. sinlesschocolate at | | Reply

    this sari is UGLY UGLY UGLY!!!!

  35. Nick at | | Reply

    someone must be nuts to pay for this.. i guess this what they call separates when people buy saris these days…. it looks like a couple of srais, fleece blankets, rugs, big zari border thrown into 1.

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  36. ramana at | | Reply

    looking like modern durga matha.

  37. shyba at | | Reply

    Like Like Like ….HIS experiments are really great to watch…Love it

    1. fashion police at | | Reply

      agree so totally. i think people are just too used to seeing shimmering chiffons in pastel shades to appreciate some real inventiveness.

  38. Monkey at | | Reply

    I think if the pleats were just red (without the yellow) the saree would have looked better. Her style of draping seems to be the less formal way of draping – as in there’s no patti. Maybe if she wore it with patti, it would look classier.

  39. D at | | Reply

    This isn’t the first time that Sabya’s worked with checks for his saris. I think the red and yellow pleats just killed this one. Otherwise, I think pairing checks (perhaps smaller that these ones) with traditional borders looks rather nice,

  40. monika at | | Reply

    such a mess

  41. sri at | | Reply

    I like the saree without the sabya blouse. The checks are traditional and are worn by many south indians too. i dont mind the pop of color in the black and white check saree. wish it was just one color red. guess he wnated both the auspicious colors of haldi kumkum(yellow and red) for the puja. i only wish rani had worn the saree with the normal draping and not with the draping hanging to the side which many elderly woman do.

  42. Eco at | | Reply

    The design is a pooling of the traditional south style and the standard Sabya style. However the attempt to insert yellow and red pleats was too bold. It robs the elegance of the overall style and colour blend of the saree. A plain white(instead of yellow) and navy blue(instead of red) shades, retaining the red border throughout would have made it elegant. Anyways, cant stop admiring sabya for reinventing the past of Indian textiles.

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