Designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla delighted us with yet another star-studded photo from their throwback archives and shared the interesting story behind it. In August 2012, the Ambanis opened the gates to their plush Mumbai residence to host the launch party of Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’s book India Fantastique.
Undoubtedly it was yet another glitzy Ambani bash and Abu-Sandeep provided just a glimpse of the guest-list in their caption describing the photo: “For this event the duo dressed Nita and Mukesh Ambani, Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Amrita Singh, Tabu, Gauri Khan and Sussanne Khan in their hallmark ranges.
Each wore an ensemble which showcased their mastery over technique, craftsmanship and design at its zenith. From Resham and Zardozi to Mirror work, Gota and Patola, it was a dizzying array of beauty.”
Also spotted in the photo are Sonali Bendre, Karan Johar and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan. In their post, Abu-Sandeep shared a message of gratitude for Nita Ambani for hosting the event: “Mrs Ambani’s faith in our work and her absolute championing of the book is unprecedented.”
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2012: INDIA FANTASTIQUE THE SHOW! Their two volume book India Fantastique Fashion and Interiors was launched at a magnificent event hosted by Nita and Mukesh Ambani at their residence, Antilla. “We feel immensely blessed in Nita Ambani, who has always championed our work and extended her full support to our book. The Ambani family so graciously hosted this event and opened their home and hearts to us as we marked this milestone in our design journey” – Abu and Sandeep A spectacular fashion presentation, which showcased their collections since 1986 brought the book and the Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla design history alive through dance and fashion. Sandeep Khosla takes us down memory lane in this video. @amitabhbachchan @deepikapadukone @tabutiful @gaurikhan @suzkr @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb @iamsonalibendre @karanjohar @saraalikhan95 Show choreographed by @aparnabahlbedi #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #fashionpresentation #craftsmanship #classic #handmade #handembroidery #indiafantastique #mukeshambani #nitaambani #amitabhbachchan #jayabachchan #deepikapadukone #amritasingh #tabu #guarikhan #sussannekhan #booklaunch #resham #zardozi #mirror #gota #patola
“We showed her a dummy copy and she put herself behind it one hundred per cent and hosted its India launch at their residence. To have that sort of belief in our work, that level of encouragement and support is priceless. We are eternally grateful to her.”
The event was also attended by Kangana Ranaut, Farhan Akhtar, Juhi Chawla, Waheeda Rahman, Simi Garewal and many others.
Abu-Sandeep, who have been celebrating 33 years of their couture with throwback pictures, have shared posts about Abhishek and Aishwarya’s wedding, Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s wedding festivities and Madhuri Dixit’s 10-kg mirror work lehenga from Devdas amongst other priceless memories.