A mega Durga Puja organiser in Kolkata has roped in a celebrated fashion designer this year for styling the dresses of the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny with Goddess Durga's saree, to be made entirely of gold.
The costumes of the idols at Santosh Mitra Square in central Kolkata, to be designed by fashion designer Agnimitra Paul, will be steeped in tradition. ""The saree of Goddess Durga will be made entirely of gold with 'zari' work embossed in between.
After I sketch the entire design, it will given shape by a reputed jewellery brand. The dresses of the other idols and 'Mahisasura' will be fabric-based and I wish to make it lively, not dull but at the same time, traditional," she said.
The idols will be made by clay modeller Mintu Pal.
"Being an ardent devotee of Maa Durga, I felt that Goddess has herself given me the responsibility to deck her up. No other fashion designer had in the past got such a divine opportunity", she said. On behalf of the puja organisers, Sajal Ghosh said, "We had approached Agnimitra Paul and we are happy with her suggestions."