UK model Ingrida Ilgine (left) walks the red carpet at 2019 Cannes Film Festival in a handcrafted silk gown created by Assam-based designer Sanjukta Dutta

Guwahati: “A big day for Assamese Paat (Silk),” said Assam-based designed Sanjukta Dutta after she made her debut at the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival in France on Saturday.

‘Top Model United Kingdom’ winner Ingrda Ilgine stole the show as she walked the ‘red carpet’ in a stunning handcrafted ensemble — a black Assamese silk gown — designed by Dutta.

‘Top Model United Kingdom’ winner Ingrida Ilgine in a Sanjukta Dutta ensemble

“A big thanx to the Almighty and everyone… Too elated to describe… [sic],” the Nagaon-born designer took to Facebook to express her feelings after the red carpet appearance.

Dutta did her graduation in civil engineering from Assam Engineering College before working as an assistant engineer in the PWD for 10 years before venturing full-time into fashion designing.

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She clubs traditions and prints of different geographies into a unique customised piece of garment, with the Assamese silk ‘mekhela chador’ being the base in most cases.

Assam-based desginer Sanjukta Dutta (right) worked as an assistant engineer in the PWD for 10 years before venturing full-time into fashion designing

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