Natasha Poonawalla turned Iron Maiden for the Met Gala last Monday.
The businesswoman and socialite, whose family owns Pune's Serum Institute of India that manufactures the CoviShield vaccine, is obviously a major metallics enthusiast. Maybe metallica too, who knows.
Bedecked in a 'hand-forged metal bustier and a Sabyasachi handcrafted sari', her blinding, straitjacket ensemble, constructed from metal sequins, looked far from comfortable. She resembled a walking skyscraper, like Burj Khalifa on the loose.
Sharp, antenna-like shoulders rounded off the elegant anthropod look.
While critics felt the outfit was more costume ie dramabaaz than couture, Natasha being Natasha made sure her Met appearance was a memorable affair.
Neetu Singh was all love for the ensemble, Amy Jackson felt Natasha was 'an icon' on the red carpe. And Serena Williams couldn't help but comment: 'How on the world did I miss you?' :)