Post massive backlash, Sabyasachi defends his 'saree comment'
Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has been at the receiving end for his statements on saree, has now clarified, "I would take a similar stand on men's national clothing too." At a gathering of Indian students in Cambridge, Sabyasachi had earlier said, "If you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you." That's how the whole controversy had started.
The ace fashion designer responds after facing wrath
"What was intended to be a comment on the celebration of our clothing history and heritage became a debate on feminism. I haven't made any statement on a woman's choice on what she wishes to wear which is always her own prerogative," he told PTI.
"It was my personal point of view"
Explaining what prompted him to make such a statement, Sabyasachi recounted some of his encounters with women who have confessed that they don't know how to wear a saree with a 'hint of pride'. However, Twitter took offense and erupted with terms like 'patriarchal' and 'anti-feminist.' A bit too harsh, one would say!
The Kolkata-based designer took entire episode in his stride
He said, "What social media does is that it brings forward a democratic debate and that is always healthy." He was recently in news for designing the wedding dresses of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.