Ralph Lauren reveals the touching details stitched into Priyanka Chopra's wedding dress
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas said “I do” in one of the biggest weddings of 2018 with a series of outfit changes, a star-studded guest list and an Indian palace for a backdrop.
Now, Ralph Lauren – the designer behind her most impressive wedding dress – has shared further details on the meaning behind her sartorial decision.
According to the American fashion label’s website, Chopra asked for eight special words and phrases to be stitched into the lace gown.
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In a similar move to close friend the Duchess of Sussex, who had sentimental emblems sewn into her Givenchy wedding dress, the actress wanted her big day to celebrate the coming together of the newlyweds’ families.
Mr. Lauren began the months-long design process by showing Priyanka Chopra sketches for her custom gown, which combined the glamour of a sequin-embellished strapless dress with the romance of a sheer, hand-embroidered coat. . The look was emblematic of some of the formalwear codes he has always highly regarded: a silhouette skimming the body while simultaneously seeming to float away from it; a play between sheer and opaque; and, of course, intricate, handmade details. . Read more at RLMag.com, or visit bio link. . @PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopra #RalphLauren #PriyankaAndNick #NickJonas #RLMag #RL50
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The 36-year-old asked for the words ‘hope’ and ‘compassion’ to be embroidered into the strapless gown and sheer coat alongside the Hindu mantra: ‘Om Namaha Shivay’.
She also asked for ‘family’ to be stitched into the right sleeve of the dress with ‘love’ embroidered in ivory thread close to her heart.
The bespoke gown Ralph Lauren created for Priyanka Chopra's wedding to Nick Jonas exemplifies the highest levels of exquisite, meticulous handwork. . Fifteen artisans in Mumbai, India, hand-embroidered the coat with a variety of complex techniques, from fine cording to tulle appliqués and pastiche threadwork inspired by Chantilly lace, for a total of 1,826 hours. Worked into the scrolling floral motifs were 32,000 pearlescent sequins, 5,600 seed beads, and 11,632 Swarovski crystals. The coat was closed down the front with 135 satin-covered buttons and finished with scalloping at the high-cut neck and long sleeves. The strapless column dress worn beneath was embellished with more than two million pearlescent sequins to bring a sense of shimmering dimension to the overall look. . Read more at RLMag.com, or visit bio link. . @PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopra #RalphLauren #PriyankaAndNick #NickJonas #RLMag #RL50
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The groom’s full name, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, was also included alongside the monikers of Chopra’s parents. A piece of lace from the dress Nick’s mother wore on her own wedding day was also sewn into the gown.
One of the fittings for Priyanka Chopra's wedding dress was held in Paris, where she saw the full look come together for the first time, complete with a veil. . The sweeping, 75-foot veil she wore on the day of the ceremony was actually comprised of two different cuts of tulle—a shorter fingertip-length veil worn under the epically longer one, which was carried behind the bride by six attendants. . Read more at RLMag.com, or visit bio link. . @PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopra #RalphLauren #PriyankaAndNick #NickJonas #RLMag #RL50
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The A-list newlyweds tied the knot in a lavish ceremony on December 1 at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur with actress Sophie Turner in attendance.
Chopra’s Ralph Lauren gown was handcrafted by a grand total of 15 Mumbai-based artisans who stitched 32,000 sequins, 5,600 seed beads and 11,632 Swarovski crystals into the wedding dress.
On the impressive gown – which also featured a sweeping 75-foot tulle veil – Ralph Lauren said: “This isn’t about a dress. It’s about a woman and a moment.”
“Priyanka knows exactly who she is, and so I wanted the dress to reflect, not only her love story and the romance of India, but also her unique sensibility: strong, smart, and beautiful.”
But it wasn’t the only look the ‘Quantico’ actress wore to celebrate the couple’s marriage, as she donned a grand total of eight ensembles over their wedding weekend.
One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other's faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part of the pre wedding rituals for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed. @nickjonas
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These included a traditional dress by Jani Sandeep Khosla for the couple’s pre-wedding Mehendi before choosing a red Sabyasachi gown for the couple’s official Indian wedding ceremony.
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Despite their friendship, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not attend the big day most likely due to the fact that the royal couple are preparing to welcome their first child this spring.
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