Hollywood, Bollywood A-listers grace cultural centre event in Mumbai

Tom Holland, Zendaya, Gigi Hadid, and Shah Rukh Khan were among the attendees at the second-day event of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre inauguration in Mumbai

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Gigi Hadid stunned in a white sari with golden work, styled with an embellished statement blouse, and accessorised with bangles and ethnic earrings
Gigi Hadid stunned in a white sari with golden work, styled with an embellished statement blouse, and accessorised with bangles and ethnic earrings

Published: Sun 2 Apr 2023, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Sun 2 Apr 2023, 2:46 PM

The launch of the ‘India in Fashion’ exhibition at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) was high on star power, with Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hollywood stars Zendaya, Tom Holland, and Penelope Cruz paying tribute to the country’s textiles and craftsmanship.

Chopra turned heads in a multi-coloured thigh-high slit gown while hubby Nick Jonas opted for a classic black suit.
Chopra turned heads in a multi-coloured thigh-high slit gown while hubby Nick Jonas opted for a classic black suit.

The NMACC, situated within the Jio World Centre at Bandra Kurla Complex here, was inaugurated on Friday and the fashion showcase was launched on the second day of the opening gala on Saturday.


Penelope Cruz chose a one-shoulder pink gown with a high slit, which she paired with a furry cape
Penelope Cruz chose a one-shoulder pink gown with a high slit, which she paired with a furry cape

From the Hindi film industry Salman Khan, Shah Rukh along with his entrepreneur wife Gauri Khan and children Suhana and Aryan, Karan Johar, Kajol Alia, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Ananya Panday, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and veteran actor Rekha were some of the prominent personalities to attend the event.

Actor Saif Ali Khan with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan
Actor Saif Ali Khan with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan

The exhibition explores the layered impact that traditional Indian dress, textiles and craft have had on the international fashion sensibility since the 18th century and features iconic Western couture and ready-to-wear designs inspired by India, from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan

Billed as the first exhibition of its kind in India, the show will also trace the birth and development of the contemporary Indian fashion community.

Gauri Khan with children Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan
Gauri Khan with children Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan

Priyanka and husband Nick Jonas led the international presence at the launch with Spider-Man co-stars Holland and Zendaya, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Oscar-winning actor Penelope Cruz and musician Anoushka Shanker.

Tom Holland at the event
Tom Holland at the event

Both Zendaya and Gigi chose saree as their attire for the occasion.

Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan

The launch also saw performances by Varun, who was joined by Gigi on stage for a quick jig, Ranveer, and Rashmika Mandanna.

Zendaya opted for a blue and golden sequined saree accessorised with minimal jewellery
Zendaya opted for a blue and golden sequined saree accessorised with minimal jewellery

While Ranveer and Varun invited Shah Rukh on stage to dance on Jhoome Jo Pathaan from his latest blockbuster Pathaan, Rashmika called upon Alia to shake-a-leg on the Oscar-winning track Naatu Naatu from the latter’s film RRR.

Founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation Nita Mukesh Ambani
Founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation Nita Mukesh Ambani

The exhibition ‘India in Fashion’ is curated by Hamish Bowles, global editor-at-large for Vogue and editor-in- chief of The World of Interiors. It is designed by Patrick Kinmonth with Rooshad Shroff.

Superstar Salman Khan was dapper in a green suit
Superstar Salman Khan was dapper in a green suit

The showcase features works of pioneering Indian designers like Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Anamika Khanna, Anita Dongre, Anuradha Vakil, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Rahul Mishra, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sanjay Garg, and Tarun Tahiliani.

Actor Hrithik Roshan posed with girlfriend Saba Azad
Actor Hrithik Roshan posed with girlfriend Saba Azad

International names include Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Jean-Philippe Worth, Mainbocher, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira
Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira

The exhibit is also accompanied by an insightful audio guide experience for the guests and children under seven, senior citizens, and fashion & art school students can enter free of charge.



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