Looking ethereal in an all-white gown by Nepalese-American couturist Prabal Gurung, Bhatt said the look was down to her fascination for “iconic Chanel brides”. As such, Bhatt followed the theme — inspired by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld — to a tee. She even referenced Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, and her own white cat Edward in an Instagram post explaining her look, dubbing it "Choup-Ed".
Bhatt wrote: “Season after season, the genius of Karl Lagerfeld shone through in the most innovative and awe-inspiring couture. My look tonight was inspired from this and in particular by supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s 1992 Chanel bridal look.
“I wanted to do something that felt authentic (hello, pearls!) and proudly made in India. The embroidery, made with 100,000 pearls is a labour of love by Prabal Gurung. I’m so proud to wear you for my first Met.
"A girl can never have too many pearls… and the right accessories to complement the look, which in our case translated to the bow of pearls on my hair.
"Oh, and it’s white, for my Choup-Ed.”
Despite the Met's penchant for bold, even bizarre outfits, Bhatt's pristine look was hailed as a triumph, with many fans and fashion critics deeming it angelic. Even Nitasha Gaurav, the stylist responsible for Ranveer Singh's outlandish wardrobe, commented: “Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.”