Shilpa Shetty Kundra is no stranger to slaying red carpets. So it’s no surprise that as the showstopper for fashion designer Amit Aggarwal’s debut show at India Couture Week 2018 on Friday, she did just that. The actor stunned, as she always does, in a luxurious red carpet-worthy saree from Aggarwal’s couture 2018 collection, Crystalis. Shilpa’s sparkling plum saree was paired with one giant studded ear cuff and multiple jewelled rings from Outhouse Jewellery and metallic heels with bead embellishments from shoe couturier Nidhi Bhandari.
Shilpa’s corded saree came with the kind of unapologetic volume Aggarwal’s championed over the past few years. Though this couture gown-like saree might be the designer’s most dazzling attempt at playing with proportion yet.
Shilpa’s two-piece look came complete with a molten polymer and moulded metallic tape drape that mirrored a body of water and was embellished with intricate embroidery to give the fabric a unique visual and tactile quality. Pleated metallics have never looked more glamorous.
Shilpa’s sleeveless blouse featured a plunging neckline, shimmering beads, metallic cords and laser-cut geometric embellishments. The ensemble combined sculptural yet agile fabrications that accentuated her figure. As Shilpa moved, you could barely make out the fact that the outer layer of the metallic fabric was a smoky purple, while the interior (and her blouse) was more of a deep grey-purple hybrid.