The person behind Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu’s legendary seems in advance of and during Overlook Universe is her Style Director, Bharat Gupta. Recognised in the vogue business as a single of the major stylists and manner and imaginative advisor, Gupta is the only stylist to have styled all prestigious pageants this year.
He styled Liva Pass up Diva Universe pageant that Sandhu gained, and also acquired a location to characterize India at Pass up Universe. This led to a packed a single thirty day period of homecoming and press situations primary up to the intercontinental pageant. “Miss Universe is as major as it will get. I wished to choose Indian designers on the world-wide platform and picked an attention-grabbing blend of recognised couturiers to regional designers for the entire world, fairly Universe, to see!” claims Gupta.
He adds, “It started out with the Femina Miss out on India pageant where we did a part-electronic and component in-particular person pageant. This was adopted by India’s 1st top five placements at Miss Universe before this yr with Adline. The journey went on with placements at Mr. Supranational, Miss Supranational, and Overlook Grand Intercontinental to at some point the top rated spot at Miss Universe.”
Although she was performing various appearances in Indian right before heading, Sandhu tried using hundreds of outfits that bundled tailored and curated seems, and traveled with robes, sarees, lehengas, bodycon attire, pantsuits, blazer attire, resort-don, layered appears, athleisure and far more. “Every working day Harnaaz would phone from Israel as a regime to shortlist her seems for the day. She identified self-assurance as people had been complimenting her outfits and she was garnering a lot of social media focus.”
A person working day before the finale, Sandhu posted a distinctive movie sharing her gratitude for the journey with Gupta on her Instagram handle and wrote, “I’ve gained so numerous DMs from you all appreciating my wardrobe at Miss Universe 2021! Thank you @bharatg18 for creating me glance so excellent!”
The critical outfits included the Nationwide Costume by Abhinav Mishra (outfit) and Reza (Prop). Reveals Gupta: “We desired to showcase the purpose of a female as a protector and interpreted that by means of mirror-function and umbrella in a royal and regal avatar. The finale gown by Saisha Shinde took days of arranging. The finale night time is wherever is all arrives alongside one another. While we experienced several discussions, we mutually zeroed in on the colour, silhouette and perform. This yr, we despatched a different gown for the preliminary contest, which was by Paynkaj and Nidhi, which was very very well-been given by global audiences.”
The ideal element about styling Harnaaz, feels Gupta, has been her openness to seeking different looks. “She adapts herself wonderfully to various outfits and will take on each individual character that the outfit calls for. Whether or not it is the grace in a saree, the poise in a gown, the potent system language in a pantsuit or the ethereal femininity in a gown, she carries each seem easily.”
Sandhu manufactured heads switch as the worldwide vogue followers have been smitten by her seems. “We brought the east and the west alongside one another. Common materials in western silhouettes, present-day drapes, modern-day cuts and a taste of Indianness—all this is what set her apart and resonated with folks.”
Right before having into trend, Gupta was a movie star manager and a skilled dancer. “It’s a full circle. Did you know I was a aspect of Shiamak Davar’s Dance Company that executed at Pass up India in 2015?”
From currently being a backup dancer at Overlook India to producing India acquire at Overlook Universe, it has also been one unforgettable journey for Gupta. He posted a movie chat selfie just following her get. “Harnaaz phoned us and desired to exhibit the crown and celebrate with us. She is the most humble individual and this is what will give her the wings to fly. Her tricky operate and dedication has introduced her the crown, and it is this strength that will acquire her to the major.”