Indian Chikankari Adorned Worldwide

Beyonce in Abu jani Sandeep Khosla Chikankari

Chikankari: an Indian art-form brought and revived by Empress Nur Jahan, wife of Emporer Jahangir, now finds its presence not only in India but also all around the globe. Many Indian, as well as International designers, have worked way through this hand embroidery and is now adored by celebrities too.

So, let us look at this beautiful art piece swaying its way worldwide.

1. Judi Dench who is known for her role as M in James Bond was seen wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla‘s chickankari creation at many awards functions.

I] In 2012, at the BAFTA awards red carpet. She wore a delicate off-white chikankari dress,  embellished with sequins.



II] A year later in 2013, at the Venice Film Festival, She chose a pristine ivory gown defined by intricate Lucknowi chikan embroidery. The floor-length chikan embroidered gown with chiffon layers on it was worn with a three-quarter overcoat.


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III]In 2017 , at Cannes Film Festival in a surreal Indian chikankari anarkali suit. Dipped in mint, dashed with sequins and encrusted gems, the floor-length chikankari anarkali suit accentuated her graceful persona in the truest sense.


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2.    Madona is seen wearing paisley motif Chikankari embriodered white top in the movie The next best thing(2000)

Costume Designer:Ruth Myers

Source: IMDb

3. In 2016, Beyonce wore Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla‘ for   Coldplay’s song “Hymn for the Weekend”

Queen B dazzled in a grand flower immortalized in couture. Lined with a sumptuous touch of vermillion red, her ensemble had lotus motifs blossoming in gold sequins and crystals on skin tone net.

It also included a dramatic coat from the Exotica collection which had Gota, beads, and Resham embroidery in a riot of hues that were richly reminiscent of India. Applique accents completed the coat and both pieces were entirely handcrafted and embroidered.

Beyonce in an AJSK dress.
Beyonce in an AJSK dress.
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4. In 2019,Kate Middleton on her visit to Lahore, Pakistan, in white chikankari salwar-kameez.

Outfit by Gul Ahmed

Source: Reuters

A bandhgala white chikankari suit all over n embellished buttons at the center with straight fit pants.

She styled it with zari dupatta with pretty embroidery at the border. Stud earrings, mulberry clutch, and  Fianvito Rossi nude heels.

5.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, at Cannes 2013 red carpet in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla‘s gown

Post-pregnancy, She looked breathtaking in a  colorful heavily embroidered long Anarkali by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. With matching colored eye makeup and a golden clutch, she walked with grace at the red carpet.

Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet at Cannes in a white Anarkali
Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet at Cannes in a white colorful Anarkali
Aishwarya Rai in colorful heavily embroidered long Anarkali with a golden clutch


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