Kumail Nanjiani reveals why he choose Pakistani designer for ‘Eternals’ premiere
Hollywood’s beloved Kumail Nanjiani brings Pakistani desi fashion to the red carpet premiere of Marvel Studio’s Eternals on Monday as he nailed the sherwani looks from a designer based in his home country.
The 43-year-old star stepped out in style, flaunting his desi heritage with a purple and gold sherwani at the red carpet of his new Marvel film, Eternals,
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his tribute to Pakistani style, Nanjiani said he wanted to wear a Pakistani designer’s creation as his attire in the film reminded him of sherwanis.
“I wanted to wear a Sherwani because first they look awesome and my costume in the film always reminded me of Sherwanis. And I wanted to use a designer in Pakistan, not just a Pakistani designer in the U.S. So I called my mom, she gave me names of three amazing designers in Pakistan,” Nanjiani said.
Nanjiani’s stylist, Jeanne Yang, and eventually connected to Pakistani designer Umar Sayeed, based in Karachi, Pakistan. “I wanted the colors to be similar to my costume colors, and purple and gold are a beautiful combination. The paisley pattern is very traditional as well,” said Nanjiani.
The actor’s stylist also praises the designer’s work by saying: “They hand-beaded this beautiful paisley pattern in the front and they did this beautiful pattern on the back with gold thread. They made it to his exact measurements. We only had to do a few minor adjustments.”
“It was wonderful for Kumail to have this gorgeous handmade piece for this special event, his first Marvel film. It’s really nice that he’s able to wear something that is a traditional piece of wardrobe. I love that he has an appreciation for where he comes from,” she added.
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