Cannes 2013: Tarun Tahiliani Takes the Sari to amFAR
Tarun Tahiliani's design for amFAR
The amFAR benefit is certainly one of the most sought after events during the Cannes Film Festival. And this year, its affair with couture will translate into The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the event, legendary design houses like Roberto Cavalli, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Pucci and Giorgio Armani will be showcasing their work. They will be joined by Tarun Tahiliani – the first Indian couturier to be a part of the international display.
The metallic sheen has been chosen to honour of Elizabeth Taylor – the late founding chairman of amFAR.
Tahiliani will be interpreting it in the form of the iconic permanently pleated sari. He will showcase two designs at the amFAR event, to be held on May 23. “Of course, the drape has been revisited and made contemporary with a tulle body suit sprayed with jewelled art nouveau florals and clinched by a belt,” the designer said in a statement.
Philanthropy is as much a part of the events as are cinema, fashion and glamour. The two saris presented by Tahiliani, in addition to the rest of the runway collection, will be auctioned for the cause of AIDS research.