It doesn't look much like a traditional sari, but this is the Louis Vuitton limited edition Sari Dress by Marc Jacobs. These gorgeous ready-to-wear sari dresses use vintage sari material sourced from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Madras and other cities in India. The company says the pieces form a collective tribute to the country's long tradition of craftsmanship and splendorous fabrics.
Louis Vuitton's Diwali celebration is yet another sign that India is commanding global respect due to its formidable economic performance in the past decade. In many ways, this India-focused store theme and collection represents a peak in its relationship with the country, which dates back to the 1920s when Maharajas placed special orders for their luxury leather trunks.