Sabyasachi’s latest, limited edition collection inspired by Jaipur’s ethereal Maharani Gayatri Devi has us swooning for the designer once again.
Five limited edition saris were unveiled at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace last week, in conjunction with the book launch of Rambagh Palace, which shares the story behind the late queen’s palace in Jaipur.
Gayatri Devi is known for her classic elegance – the string of pearls that would adorn her neck, gauzy chiffon saris and signature dark sunglasses – and she brought a regal simplicity to fashion in India. Soft pastels, satin blouses with sleeves stopping just a couple of inches above the elbow, and intricate pearl and French-inspired embroidery are hallmarks of Sabyasachi’s re-visioning of the Maharani’s style.
Creating the collection in just two weeks, his attention to detail is admirable – Sabyasachi even soaked the pearls in tea and coffee to create an antique look.
We’re feeling inspired to channel the maharani’s cool and elegant style in our own Spring wardrobes too. Dark sunglasses, sheer fabrics, the lightest of pastels and strings of unadorned pearls are on our wish list.