Legendary British actress Judi Dench chose a pristine ivory gown defined by intricate Lucknowi chikan embroidery - a creation by Indian designer duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla - for the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival.
Dench, 78, mirrored an elegant look in the outfit at the event over the weekend. The actress, popular as M from the James Bond movies, was at the film extravaganza for the screening of the film Philomena.
"An actress we revere, the iconic Dame Judi Dench, who dazzled Venice in our chikan outfit. What a fabulous feeling this is," the designers jointly said in a statement.
Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who have completed 25 years in the fashion world, have a regular celebrity clientele, including Bollywood's famed Bachchan family.