Over the weekend, the much-anticipated launch of NMACC took place in Mumbai and it was a star-studded affair. While most celebrities opted for Indian couture, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra Jonas chose Arab designers for the big night.

Alia Bhatt looked like royalty in a fresh-off-the-runway look by Elie Saab. Dressed in a gold and ivory straight-fit gown, Alia’s grand ensemble was accentuated with an elongated cape. Styled by producer and stylist Rhea Kapoor for the mega event, Alia’s matt and smoky beauty look further complemented her regal demeanour.

Even when it came to her after party look, Alia went with a funky short dress by another designer from the Arab region — Krikor Jabotian. The Lebanese designer kickstarted his career within the creative department at Elie Saab and then went on to set up his studio at the tender age of 23. Giving a fun spin to couture, Kirkor’s mini couture ensemble for the RRR actor was a definite head turner. A balloon like bodice with off-shoulder details — this one-of-a-kind design was crafted strategically with a simple mini dress under the volume. The matching embelllished gloves were the perfect addition — giving her a punk princess vibe.


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Making it a double whammy for Elie Saab, Priyanka Chopra Jonas walked the pink carpet on day 1 in an opulent number by the legendary Lebanese designer. For the inaugral night of NMACC, Priyanka dialled it up a notch in Elie Saab’s Autumn Winter 2022 couture. Drenched in embellishments, PCJ’s look was a form-flattering, semi-sheer strappless gown with a bubble-like textured cape around the neck. With pulled back hair and deep-toned makeup, the global star’s look was further punctuated by icy bijoux from Bulgari — a jewellery house she is the brand ambassador of. Styled by Rebecca Corbin Murray, this was Priyanka’s first collaboration with another international stylist, post the announcement of Law Roach’s retirement.


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Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Arab designer for NMACC

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