For the past several years, designer Ritu Kumar has been dressing up Miss Indias for the National Costume round but this year (post Sushmita Sen taking over the selection process for Miss India Universe), the costume has gone a different route. A very different route.
Ushoshi’s gown this year was designed by Kolkata based designers Dev R Nil who on suggestion from Ushoshi dropped the traditional sari/lehenga idea and created this piece inspired by the national bird: the peacock.
Yes, it is quite drastic and may find very less takers but I don’t think I could take yet another cutout-choli design from Ms. Kumar! As for the gown itself, it is too in-your-face-peacock. Here’s hoping over the years, we get better!
What’s your verdict on the design? Love it or hate it?
P.S. Catch Ms. Sri Lanka in a more toned down blue costume inside.
P.P.S. ‘apurva’ reminds us that the design seems eerily similar to the Marchesa Spring 2010. An homage to Marchesa (or McQueen) or badly executed (or well executed depending on who you ask) inspired gown.
Ushoshi Sengupta at Miss Universe 2010 National Costume Round
Left: Alexander McQueen, Fall 2009
Right: Marchesa, Spring 2008
Ishanka Madurasinhe at Miss Universe 2010 National Costume Round