Ralph Lauren has shared the moment Priyanka Chopra first saw herself in the wedding dress he designed for her.
The actress married singer Nick Jonas in a lavish four-day celebration in Jodhpur, India in December in which two ceremonies were held – one traditional Christian service and later a Hindu blessing.
Chopra chose Ralph Lauren to design her bespoke wedding gown, which featured a lace high collar and 11,000 Swarovski crystals. The American designer also dressed the groom and the entire bridal party.
Ralph Lauren has now shared a video showing the intricate process of designing the dress, as well as the first moment Chopra saw herself wearing it during a fitting in Paris. He said the design was reflective of Chopra’s love story, culture and personality.
"This isn’t about a dress," he said. "It’s about a woman and a moment. @PriyankaChopra 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."
In total, the dress took more 1,826 hours to embroider, a task that was completed by 15 skilled artisans in Mumbai. The video also revealed that the date of the couple’s wedding was hand-stitched into the gown, alongside the word ‘love’.
Chopra topped off her custom-made gown with a 75-foot veil, which needed the help of six people to carry.
For her Hindu ceremony, Chopra wore a traditional red lehenga designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Following the couple's nuptials at Umaid Bhawan Palace, two wedding receptions were held – the first in Delhi before a second in Mumbai.