Let’s admit it, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the one name in the Indian and international fashion fraternity that one simply cannot ignore. When it comes to dressed to nines, fashion is another feather in her voluminous hat of achievements. PeeCee has an innate quality of pulling off risqué looks with aplomb.
In a conversation with a leading fashion website, Popsugar.com, Priyanka had a heart-to-heart chat about what being a South Asian means to her, her favourite holiday looks, iconic red carpet moments, and MORE!
Speaking about her South Asian representation, she said it’s her identity that makes her who she is today. “(Being South Asian) is my identity. It's who I am. It's where I came from. It leads into every single thing I do. It's everything that (I am), from the walk I walk, the talk I talk, the clothes I wear, and the legacy I leave behind. It's all going to come from my home, which is India," the actress said.
When asked about dressing up for the holidays, PeeCee revealed that she chooses comfy satin PJ sets and cashmere pyjamas. "I've gravitated towards sets like my cashmere pajamas. Also, pajamas with matching tops. That way, even if I'm sitting for a Zoom interview, I'm super comfortable, but I still feel like I made an effort — even though I didn't," said Priyanka.
What’s her favourite red carpet moment? "That's a tough question; that's not fair!” she quipped. Mentioning all her favourite red carpet moments from 20 years the stunner replied, "I've felt really amazing in a lot of outfits. I wore this Ritu Kumar sari once to the Marrakesh Film Festival. It was black, all waist, and super sexy. I loved that one. I loved my first Met Gala look as well. I felt like I could conquer the world in that outfit. I felt so badass.” Referring to her above-mentioned look, PeeCee said she felt like a real-life emoji in that one. “I wore this beautiful red Jason Wu dress to the Emmys as well. I was twirling all through the carpet, and I felt like a real-life dancing emoji. You know I felt good in that one."
When asked about her favourite go-to South Asian designers, the actress mentioned a quite exhaustive list. “There are so many! I love Sabyasachi. I'm a big fan of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla as well. I think they do incredible work. Ritu Kumar is another (designer) that I really love wearing. I feel like her pieces are timeless. There's Manish Arora- he creates really amazing clothes as well. There are so many amazing South Asian designers, like Prabal Gurung, if you want to wear Western. We have South Asian designers for everything, but for saris, I usually gravitate towards Sabyasachi or Manish Malhotra," she concluded.