And Just Like That, The Lehenga Has Made Its Way To Carrie Bradshaw
Anything is possible in the world of fashion. We know this. And still, some sartorial appearances manage to leave us, for the lack of a better word, shooketh. And this time an unexpected lehenga sighting is at the crux of endless fashion conversations that will dominate our social media for days to come. Sarah Jessica Parker, whose older (hopefully wiser) character, Carrie, has been dropping looks from the And Just Like That set, just dropped another appearance in a lehenga from Falguni Shane Peacock that’s spilling into our Instagram feeds, and netizens, both admirers of the show and otherwise, are still assimilating the look. We bet that of all the outfits you had ever conjured Carrie to wear, a lehenga was the least expected. Perhaps never.
The lehenga, from the designer duo’s bridal collection, Mon Amor Jag Niwas, is a contemporary number featuring an off-beat pairing of a heavily embroidered blue blouse with a crimson skirt with intricate thread work depicting jharokhas, a mainstay in Rajasthani architecture that the collection draws heavily from. The fitted corset choli with a plunging neck is injecting the look with a contemporary element which is perhaps our favourite. That, and the fact that sans the dupatta, the lehenga moonlights as a traditional skirt set. Which other outfit can do that?
Of course the look was injected with Carrie Bradshaw’s signature eclecticism which made it even more interesting. The jewellery, a simple chain with diamonds and orange centre pendant, although simple, was statement-making and was from New York-based designer Alp Sagnak. There’s use of solid green bangles, too. And if you have a discerning eye like ours, you will also spot the really high Aquazurra woven platform sandals that she is wearing underneath the lehenga along with a slightly more gypsy version of a humble potli bag. But our favourite bit of the look, a typical display of maximalism and emblematic of the Carrie brand, was the exaggerated hair featuring braided buns and a plait dotted with flowers. We dare you to let her inspire you to wear multi coloured carnations like a mohawk.
If we were to guess the plot of the show based on this single outfit, we’d say there’s an Indian wedding in the episodes somewhere, especially considering actor Sarita Choudhury (who is also spotted wearing a chevron Tarun Tahiliani sari) is a part of the show. Or maybe Carrie is simply taking her newest designer find out for a spin. Regardless, we are quite taken by her Indian avatar.
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