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« on: May 01, 2009 05:00 AM »


 1 crore=  10,000,000 rupees = $200,599.99 USD

Shocked Shocked Shocked

Look like a million in a one crore sherwani!

That’s what Libas designers Reshma and Riyaz Gangji made and which Randeep Hooda is proudly modelling for BT here

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For a wedding gift to a would-be-sonin-law, you cannot hope to match the extravagance of the fashion savvy Dubai-based businessman who had something “unique, very expensive and royal in mind”. Never mind who he is, but look at what this generous pa-inlaw-to-be ordered: a Rs 1-crore sherwani from designers Reshma and Riyaz Gangji of Libas Stores.

    You may have seen the likes of Vijay Mallya, A R Rahman, Bappi Lahiri, Shiney Ahuja and members of the Bajaj and Mittal family wearing the ethnic couture and fusion wear this 15-year-old fashion brand specialises in; but even then, the order from Dubai astounded the Libas experts in this time of global recession. Chairman Nishant Mahimtura admitted that a lot of planning and dedication had to go into its making. And make it they did, the two designers and eight karigars over three months, because the Dubai client knew what he wanted and was of the opinion that “recession is for the government and the media — not the people”. The fabric chosen for this sherwani that had to be regal and look like a piece of art, included zari that was burned with crystal (a method called “cutwork”) and had diamonds provided by Mumbai jeweller Hemant Jhaveri. Libas, which uses Chinese tailors of Indian origin and embroiders from Kolkatta, takes into consideration the client’s skin and complexion when designing ethnic couture to order. Readymades are seldom sold by this label. After the hand-crafted sherwani was ready, its designers invited Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda to try it on. “We thought Randeep would carry it off well after seeing him play Raja Ravi Varma in a film,” explained Riyaz Gangji. Randeep, who admittedly looks like a royal and is incidentally an art lover, said, “I felt like a million bucks!”
 

THE ROYAL FIT: Designers Reshma and Riyaz Gangji of Libas with Randeep Hooda wearing their ‘one crore’ sherwani

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 06:06 AM »


salaam,

sad on many levels, including that it is so ugly Sad
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 11:43 AM »

salam



salaam,

sad on many levels, including that it is so ugly Sad

You know that was my exact thought



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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 03:57 PM »

why isn't he wearing any socks?  and why the ugly pointy brown shoes. 

gee it isn't that hard to mess up a million dollar outfit, is it?

i have to say, it looks like he got the stuff at a blue-light special at K-mart.


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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 04:26 PM »

That isn't the groom! It's some actor guy wearing the sherwani probly over his regular stuff... next to the designers... i don't think it's really that bad...but i think it would have been better black and then all the diamonds would just bling and blind everyone!! ...and better yet the bride could just pop a few off for her engagement ring  Grin Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 04:47 PM »

salam


It's a pity desi designs are so bling.

Sometimes simple and understated (yet beautifully tailored garment) draws attention to the beauty of the wearer.

It's a matter of taste I guess, I hope the bride and groom have a wonderful day and beautiful life together.


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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 05:17 PM »

the groom is probably really really ugly.  the dad probably feels sorry for his son, and wants the guy to feel like he's worth a million bucks, and the only way to do that is to get him a sherwani which literally is worth a million bucks.

but seriously,  why the K-mart blue-light special look? 
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 06:21 PM »

Assalamo elikuim

May be I am old fashioned but I dont like when guys wear colorful designs and/or stones etc. In my time there were only three colors for groom's sherwani  black or  cream/white(with gold triming on the neck only) and silverish .


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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009 02:23 AM »

ws,

I think it is cream with some maroon in there I don't think it's all that ugly...maybe it matches the brides clothes??!! but I guess when the groom has more bling than the bride you have to wonder lol  fez

Although I don't mind like SRK's black blingin' sherwani....

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 08:05 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro


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For a wedding gift to a would-be-sonin-law


Hmmm....is it the done thing to potentially ask for the money instead I wonder?  Wink



Ahhh...the perils of Wedding Season.....
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009 01:39 PM »

what a waste of money.
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009 03:00 PM »

salam


Spoken like the father of a boy Cheesy

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro


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For a wedding gift to a would-be-sonin-law


Hmmm....is it the done thing to potentially ask for the money instead I wonder?  Wink



Ahhh...the perils of Wedding Season.....



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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009 11:11 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Talking of weddings, it appears the current downturn seems to be making getting married easier (or certainly cheaper)...



Diamonds Are a Man’s Best Friend as Rings Get Cheaper
By Thomas Mulier and Jean Chua


May 1 (Bloomberg) -- For bachelors like John Heywood, now’s the time to pop the question.


Whether it’s the $50,000 5-carat marquise set in platinum, down 25 percent from two years ago, or the Amazon.com variety with a tinge of yellow that’s going for $89.99, diamond prices are the lowest in five years.



“I’ve got a budget of about 6,000 pounds ($8,870) and want to see how far I can stretch that,” said Heywood, a 32-year-old salesman, as he studied the window displays on Hatton Garden, London’s diamond-shopping center and the setting for “Snatch,” the 2000 gem-heist film by Guy Ritchie. “I’m happy to see some shops offering discounts.”


The $65 billion global diamond market is reeling. The price of polished gems dropped by an average of 31 percent since an August peak as the worst recession since World War II deterred buyers of luxury items like necklaces and earrings, according to diamond data company PolishedPrices.com. Antwerp, the world’s biggest gem trading hub, has seen exports drop as much as a third. De Beers, the largest diamond producer, slashed output by 91 percent.


“People are not buying earrings, bracelets, things they can do without if they want to tighten their belts,” said Joe Boll, 36, owner of JP Diamonds on Hatton Garden, which opened about six months ago. “They are still buying rings for weddings, engagement.”


$50,000 Budget


The slump is good news for buyers. Katherine Huang, a Boston-based consultant to jewelry buyers, said she helped a client from California with a $50,000 budget find a ring in December for $38,000 with a bigger diamond than he anticipated.


Rings with 3- to 5-carat diamonds of VS2 clarity and G color -- meaning they have no visible faults and are almost colorless -- have dropped in price by as much as a quarter in two years, she said.


“Go for the larger stones, because the discount is greater,” she advises.


Wholesale diamond prices have dropped about 20 percent to 25 percent from their highs around June last year, according to U.S. Internet jewelry retailer Blue Nile Inc., which gets about 70 percent of its sales from diamond engagement rings. The average price of an engagement ring in the U.S. was $3,200 last year, Chief Executive Officer Diane Irvine said.


At the cheapest end of the market, Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. is selling a platinum ring with a 0.5-carat diamond for $1,675, down from a list price of $3,425. The gem’s clarity is SI1 or SI2, meaning there are slight defects that normally can’t be seen by the naked eye.


Retailers Suffer


Jewelry retailers are suffering as buyers stay away or hang on for a discount. Signet Jewelers Ltd., the world’s largest jewelry-store owner, posted a fourth-quarter loss of $424 million after writing down the value of assets. Tiffany & Co., the world’s second-biggest retailer of luxury jewelry, posted a 76 percent drop in fourth-quarter net income.


Blue Nile shares fell 1.6 percent in midday New York trading today. They’ve added 71 percent this year, though that’s been insufficient to recovertheir 64 percent plunge last year.


About 15 percent of jewelry shops in the U.S. closed last year, Paramus, New Jersey-based watchmaker Movado Group Inc. said in April. Irving, Texas-based Zale Corp., the biggest U.S. jewelry chain, said in February it will close 115 stores.


Internet retailers and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are aiming to undercut the remaining stores. Web sites make it easier to compare prices. Heywood, the shopper in London, said he’s been using Blue Nile to research prices before heading to the shops.


For some, engagement rings are the bright spot.


“People are still getting married, thank God,” said George Katz, 78, who has been in his family’s jewelry business in Hatton Garden for 50 years, mostly selling diamond rings. “Stable is good, considering how much worse things could be in light of what’s going on in the economy.”


Last Updated: May 1, 2009 11:22 EDT


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aMuRe4GI3eUE

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009 06:05 PM »

This is probably a good time for Bros to buy a ring and pop the question to someone or if ur already married buy something nice for ur wife for once!!  Grin
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