Shame on you if you don’t know how to wear saree: Designer Sabyasachi tells Indian women
One of India’s top fashion designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Saturday criticised women of his country, particularly of the younger generation, for not wearing saree and giving preference to western outfits.
“I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it,” Sabyasachi told Indian students at the Harvard India Conference.
His remarks were received with a resounding applause from the audience.
The designer was responding to a question on difficulties women face in draping a saree.
The garment, he said, is the most wonderful dress in the world and people across the globe admire it, and identify Indian women with it.
Sabyasachi referred to his recent conversation with Deepika Padukone, saying the Padmaavat actor, in her own way, is creating disruption in fashion.
“She wears saree at all the places she goes,” he told the participants here.