I am a SABYASACHI evangelist and this blog is all about my views, observations and comments on his work and his brand’s impact on the urban fashion landscape in India for Ethnic wear. I hope you enjoy this blog and will share your views and opinions.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Vidya Balan : A not so Dirty Picture,Mashallah!
How could I write a blog about Sabyasachi and not talk about the magical transformation of Vidya Balan? The critics have been rather unkind about Vidya’s appearances in the past, though things changed for good now that Sabyasachi has taken her under his wing and transformed her into this gorgeous, stunning, glowing, radiant goddess!
Sabyasachi works for Vidya because when Vidya wears a Sabyasachi outfit it does not look bolted on. There is an intelligent, playful tone and an inherent confidence , which connects with Vidya’s personality. It feels like an output of an enthusiast. One gets a sense of genuine pleasure being taken. You can’t fake this stuff, when it’s real you can almost feel it.
It is evident that Vidya Balan is comfortable in a Sabyasachi creation, she exudes confidence and sensuality. She does not hide behind the clothes, she comes across as someone real, someone who is comfortable in their own skin. What is most commendable is how a Sabyasachi outfit shines and demands attention without overshadowing Vidya’s beauty.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s and Vidya Balan’s partnership goes back to 2009 when he dressed her for the film Paa.
In an interview this is what Sabyasachi Mukherjee had to say:
"Vidya Balan was in a crisis, everyone was panning her choice of clothes. Vidya doesn't flaunt herself like a girl. We agreed that saris and salwar kameezes would work best. Vidya admitted to having a fetish for cotton saris. "I wanted to create the impression that she couldn't be replaced by another actress. I couldn't let her fall into the clone trap. She lands in danger zone if she is pushed into looking like someone she is not.. "In Paa, I made Vidya wear 700 cotton saris. In No One Killed Jessica, I decided on understated kurtas and jeans. Nobody noticed what she wore. She shot for Kahaani in four outfits I picked up from Gap, Banana Republic and Anokhi. She runs through the film in maternity wear. She's an actor. Does anyone care what Meryl Streep wears?"
In my eyes Sabyasachi can do no wrong. With Vidya, Sabyasachi has shown the world that curves can be very sexy and the sari the most stunning fashion alternative for women. Sabyasachi likes to keep things simple and this is what he did with Vidya which worked wonders for both of them. I am not sure why critics keep moaning about Vidya’s style being repetitive. if she looks beautiful , feels comfortable and turns heads in a Sabyasachi outfit why would she not repeat it? Would the critics not want to look and feel beautiful every day?
As pictures speak louder than words here are some stunning photos of Vidya Balan in Sabyasachi outfits.