Thursday, 9 December 2021

Sabyasachi faces backlash over ‘overdressed women’ post

MUMBAI: Sabyasachi’s brand is synonymous with uber luxurious Indian wear and exquisite jewellery. Several celebrities are seen regularly donning his creations, and a few of them have also opted to wear custom Sabyasachi lehengas for their weddings.

On July 6, a post went up on Sabyasachi’s official Instagram handle which faces major online backlash for its content. It had a quote from Dickens’ Great Expectations and a statement later that said that “overdressed women are more likely to be wounded. While this line was supposed to be an endorsement for the designer’s jewellery line, it was greatly criticised by netizens, calling it ‘misogynistic’, ‘ignorant’ and ‘sexist’.

His Instagram account then posted an apology, which stated that the post was “intended as a message of love and empathy and a call to look beyond exterior appearances” which wasn’t articulated correctly.


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