Trust y’all are excited about Life of Pi. Did you know that the stylist extraordinaire Arjun Bhasin (of Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara fame) is in charge of the threads?! And, he roped in the always dapper design duo Shivan & Narresh to create some pieces!! Wanna know all the deets?!
They have been tasked to create vintage swimsuits for a sequence that recreates the famous Parisian ‘Piscine Molitor’ lifestyle from the 1950s. In case you didn’t know, Piscine Molitor is a swimming pool complex in Paris famed for its Art Deco design resembling an ocean liner – and Pi was named after it.
The complex, now abandoned, played host to a fashion show where the first modern bikini, designed by Louis Réard, was unveiled in 1946.
The scene, shot at a set in Taiwan, features 81 Parisian men and women. After research and development for over two months, the swimsuits came to fruition, with all of the 81 pieces being manufactured in India!