This Indian multi-millionaire threw a fancy dress party that made the Met Gala seem tame
Feathers, sequins and turbans galore
Someone needs to tell Anna Wintour that she tried it, but this year’s wildest costume party was not the Met Gala. That honour goes to Arvind Dubash and his 50th birthday bash in Jaisalmer. Look out, Billy Porter — Natasha Poonawalla is coming for your crown.
A few days ago, a chartered plane flew a majority of Mumbai’s millionaires to the desert state to celebrate the Godrej family man’s milestone birthday, called #GoneWithTheArvind. The theme for the night was Le Bal Orient, which explains the number of feathers per square foot.
Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Neha Dhupia, Shweta Bachchan and Rahul Khanna, along with a host of top industrialists and entrepreneurs, maxed out their baggage allowance, if these elaborate costumes are anything to go by.
Feathers and fancy dress for the Arvind Dubash 50th birthday bash in Jaisalmer
Photo credit: Karan Johar/Instagram
This isn’t the poster for Wes Anderson’s fever dream collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It’s what happens when all your friends actually read the dress code on the e-invite you spent hours designing on Canvas.
In other news, are turbans the new black t-shirt-and-jeans? Can I wear a turban with my black t-shirt and jeans? So many questions…
Photo credit: Natasha Poonawalla/Instagram
If there was one human who could single-handedly take on the famous fashion closet we saw in The Devil Wears Prada and leave Miranda Priestly eating her pixie dust, it’s Natasha Poonawalla.
This outfit can best be described as “items we found while rummaging through Grandma’s attic”, but Poonawalla has never met a couture challenge she couldn’t pull off.
Photo credit: Sandeep Khosla/Instagram
Imagine all the things Sandeep Khosla’s fearless nails could help you do – unzip the back of your dress all by yourself, never worry about having toothpicks, reach that one spot on your lower back you never could…
The possibilities are endless.
Channeling Rihanna in her Princess Of China music video is just an added bonus.
Photo credit: Neha Dhupia/Instagram
This is a PSA for millenial couples struggling to pose for that one photograph to post on Valentine’s Day.
Take a cue from the Mad Hatter’s tea party, throw in a generous sprinkling of Indian couture, and learn to smize like your life depends on it.
Waiting for Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi to upload their Youtube tutorial.
Photo credit: Bhavna Pandey/Instagram
Our sympathies are with the poor human holding up the iPhone, trying to make sure that he gets at least one shot where everyone’s eyes are open and looking at the camera.