Kareena Kapoor Khan's elegantly embellished and delicately embroidered orange wedding sharara exudes a 'nawabi' look that speaks nothing but ROYALTY. And, if we were to span across the many famous weddings held in B-town, this stunning heritage ensembles definitely takes the cake![instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/B-TD3PLlVUG/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
It was 8 years ago, on 16th October, that Kareena Kapoor became a begum to Saif Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi. And while we may forget all else, we will never fail to remember the gorgeous wedding portrait of Saif and Kareena, where Kareena had adorned her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore's wedding sharara.
Bedecked with royal charm and sentimental value, Kareena Kapoor draped the vintage Bhopali joda with a matching dupatta heavily embroidered in gold. The tissue rust-orange kurta and sharara with a contrasting mint green border was further accessorised with traditional wedding jewellery including a choker, earrings, a maang tikka, a hathphool, and a statement passa. The brocade masterpiece also highlighted intricate zardozi and gota work.
This couture masterpiece has been passed down generations in the Pataudi family; all the way from Sajida Sultan, Sharmila Tagore’s mother-in-law, to Sharmila, and then to Kareena. Upholding its original grandeur and beauty, Kareena opted to revive this outfit in a way that would retain its age-old honour, while fitting the aesthetics of the present times. Teaming this heritage ensemble with minimal makeup expelled its elegance in all its glory and ensured that it was the much-deserved hero of her entire look![instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/B0oRPBhFL6p/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
Before Kareena, this royal ensemble was adorned by her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, for her nikah in 1962. For Kareena's wedding, the bridal outfit was recreated and tweaked by ace designer Ritu Kumar, a process which took around six months.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/B0oRKVmJIz2/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
However, the outfit originally belonged to, and was worn by Sajida Sultan, Sharmila Tagore’s mother-in-law. She was the begum of Iftikhar Ali Khan, 8th Nawab of Pataudi, and in her own right, the 12th Nawab Begum of Bhopal. According to Ritu Kumar, her three-piece ensemble consisted of gold tissue that had intricate gota work and zardosi details on the border and neckline.
As we infer, this stunning shaadi ka joda is being passed on from mother-in-law to daughter-in-law...So will this one go to Taimur's better-half next? Only time will tell.