Priyanka Chopra Paired a 65YearOld Upcycled Sari With WaistLength Extensions
Tim P. Whitby
Celebrity Style

Priyanka Chopra paired a 65-year-old upcycled sari with waist-length extensions

Chopra called the look “an amalgamation of the east and the west.”

Priyanka Chopra attended the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai over the weekend alongside her husband, Nick Jonas, in a red-carpet look she described as “an amalgamation of the east and the west! Like me!”

Chopra's custom upcycled vintage look from Indian designer Amit Aggarwal featured a strapless sequinned purple bustier attached to a colourful wrap skirt made from a vintage sari. Chopra styled the ensemble with bold but simple accessories, including a thick choker, diamond earrings, and black and purple embellished peep-toe heels. She wore her long, dark hair (made even longer with waist-length extensions) down in soft, romantic curls. For makeup, she went for a smoky, glittery eye shadow, pink cheeks, and matte mauve lips. 


Over on Instagram, Chopra shared her enthusiasm for the look and everyone involved in making it. “Thank you @stylebyami as always for your amazing collaboration,” she wrote in the caption, referring to stylist Ami Patel. “I knew I wanted to wear an upcycled vintage look with a modern twist! So my outfit was an amalgamation of the east and the west! Like me!”

Chopra also thanked designer Aggarwal in the same (very long) caption. “Thank you @amitaggarwalofficial for coming through and creating this handcrafted beauty with a story that is so apt for an evening celebrating Indian art and Fashion,” she wrote. “This beautiful outfit was created using a 65 year old vintage Banarasi patola (Brocade) saree with silver threads and a gold electroplating on khadi silk. It is paired with a sequins sheet holographic bustier to reflect the nine colours of ikat weave that the brocade is set in.” (See the Instagram here.)


Priyanka Chopra said last month at South by Southwest that an unnamed stylist made her cry before a pre-Oscars event by telling her that she was not “sample-sized,” per Paper. The stylist in question was believed to be Law Roach, who later claimed that the quote was taken out of context. 

“It was a little bit hurtful in a way that it ended up in the press, you know?” said Roach. “Because that wasn’t the real conversation. I’ve never had that conversation with her, ever.”

Last month Roach announced his retirement from celeb styling, writing, “If this business was just about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life but unfortunately it’s not! The politics, the lies and false narratives finally got me! You win…I’m out.” 

This article originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.