Feb 7, 2023By: Srishti Magan
When the trailer of Netflix’s Murder Mystery 2 released, its leading lady Jennifer Aniston was spotted wearing a lehenga by Indian designer Manish Malhotra. She’s just the latest in a long list of foreign celebrities who’ve worn clothes by Indian designers.
From Robert Downey Jr’s iconic look in Spider-Man: Homecoming to Game of Thrones’ Queen of the North aka Sophie Turner rocking a Sabyasachi outfit for the Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas wedding, foreign celebrities certainly aren’t shy of embracing Indian looks or Indian designers. Here are some of the most iconic ones:
The queen of fashion, grace, and timeless beauty, Princess Diana sported a demure look in a Ritu Kumar-designed blue salwar kameez when she visited Lahore. As per the designer, Diana was a patron at her London store.
Parker’s iconic character Carrie Bradshaw wore a Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga on And Just Like That - the sequel to Sex And The City series. With motifs inspired by Udaipur’s grand palaces, the maroon and cobalt blue outfit went viral the second Parker’s photos surfaced online.
When former US First Lady Michelle Obama visited India with her husband and former US President Barack Obama, she wore a printed dress by designer Bibhu Mohapatra. She also wore an outfit from his collection during an appearance on 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in 2012.
Writer, barrister, and wife of former UK PM Tony Blair, Cherie Blair has often donned Indian ethnic wear or outfits by Indian designers. Blair wore outfits designed by Indian-origin London-based designer Bubs Mahil when she visited India in 2002. Designer Surekha Jain also created a black embroidered jacket with a bandhgala for Blair.
In 2016, Beyoncé wore a hand-embroidered dress by designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for her appearance in Coldplay’s Hymn for the weekend.’ She wore the designers’ outfits again in 2018 when she performed at Isha Ambani’s wedding festivities.
At the 65th Grammy Awards, rapper Cardi B wore a stunning blue ensemble designed by Indian couturier Gaurav Gupta. Gupta had also dressed rapper Meghan Thee Stallion last year for the Academy Awards.
For a photo shoot for Vogue Magazine in 2018, reality TV star Kim Kardashian wore a shimmery red saree by Sabyasachi and a regal Anita Dongre lehenga.