- No diamonds had been used within the bridal gown, says designer Wardha Saleem
- It took 7 months to make Bakhtawar’s bridal gown, says designer
- Wardha describes Bakhtawar as a “dream bride” for each model
Designer Wardha Saleem on Wednesday shot down hypothesis that Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari’s bridal gown was laced with diamonds, gold and was extraordinarily pricey.
“Neither did we use a gold wire nor did we put in diamonds on this dress,” mentioned the designer Wardha Saleem, laughing as she spoke to BBC Urdu.
Saleem mentioned that her model makes use of probably the most respectable designs for bridal attire. She revealed that Bakhtawar’s bridal gown contained probably the most high-quality and respectable materials from native markets in Pakistan.
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Saleem mentioned that Bakhtawar’s chiffon was handmade domestically. “As a brand, we make use of the best local material [for bridal dresses] available in Pakistan,” she mentioned.
When requested whether or not she felt nervous on designing the gown for Bakhtawar’s huge day, Saleem mentioned it wasn’t true. “You can say were excited and not under pressure,” she mentioned, including that the group loved engaged on the gown realizing how a lot confidence Bakhtawar had on their model.
Saleem referred to Bakhtawar as a “dream bride” for any model, saying that within the very first few conferences held between the 2 to debate the gown, Bakhtawar instructed them that she did not have any doubt on their capabilities.
“We did hold a few discussions on the customisaton of the dress,” she mentioned. “However, Bakhtawar never interfered in our work.”
Saleem revealed that it took 45 craftsmen to work on Bakhtawar’s bridal gown, including that they spent a large 7,000 hours in making the gown.
“The reason why this dress took so long is because it is handwoven and we used the finest material available. We worked on it for 7 months and for two to three months, we worked double 24 hour shifts,” she added.
Wardha once more described Bakhtawar as a “dream bride”, saying that she exhibited full belief and confidence in her to make the gown. “We finalised the details in our very first one or two meetings. After that, our approach was so strong that anything else wasn’t needed,” she mentioned.
“It often happens that when bridal dresses are being made, clients often ask their designers to send them pictures of the dress. However, I personally think this happens when clients do not trust their designers,” she added.
“I think another reason this happens is because everyone has dreams about his/her big day and they want everything to be perfect. However, Bakhtawar wasn’t like that at all and trusted us completely,” mentioned Saleem.