Assam’s ace fashion designer Sanjukta Dutta has been selected to design dresses for Hollywood celebrity for Cannes Film Festival 2018 Red Carpet event.
Sanjukta has signed a contract with Cannes officially confirming that she will design dresses for celebrities for the most coveted film festival.
Speaking to a reporter, designer Sanjukta Dutta said, “It is a moment of immense pride for me to take Assam silk to the most prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2018. I am selected as the ‘Red Carpet designer’ for the Hollywood celebrities at Cannes. I have been relentlessly trying to promote Assam silk and it is recognition not only for Assam silk itself but also for my humble efforts in the promotion of Assam silk in the global podium.”
The Cannes Film Festival at France will be held in the month of May and she has already started preparing her designs to present her best varieties at Cannes.
“For promoting Assam silk I need to have enough production. I found that the weavers, basically those at Sualkuchi are paid very less for which many of them have started leaving the profession. So I started providing them with food and lodging facilities for free along with health insurance and incentives for those producing more. Within the span of a one-and-half year, I have been able to bring to my fold 130 weavers,” Dutta said.
She pointed out that “this has been a difficult but prestigious journey to revive the Mekhela Sador of Assam and take it to the global plinth.
“Celebrities take pride in walking the red carpet at Cannes, and I will be designing my silk designs for the Hollywood celebrities sashaying down the aisle. What can be a better recognition of my work? I have no words. I am elated! Thanks to people of Assam for showering blessings upon be to lift the cause,” Dutta added.