Sarita Choudhury, Prabal Gurung, and More on South Asian Fashion and Celebrating Diwali

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From embellished gowns and lehengas to floral and candlelit decor and good food, New York City shined a bit brighter with the star-studded All That Glitters Diwali Ball. Hosted by Anjula Acharia, along with Sarita Choudhury, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Huma Abedin, Indra Nooyi, Prabal Gurung, and other notable South Asian community members, the All That Glitters Diwali Ball kicked off the Diwali celebrations at The Pierre on Oct. 28. The hosts and other notable guests came dressed to impress, whether it was in a traditional lehenga or sari or a fusion that celebrates their South Asian and American heritage.

Diwali represents a new year or a new beginning, as well as a celebration of light over darkness, or the victory of good over evil. A festival of lights, Diwali is observed by over one billion people globally and celebrated with customs and traditions that differ from region to region. The All That Glitters Diwali Ball brought the South Asian community together to celebrate inclusivity and the strides the community’s made to accomplish the American dream.

We spoke to some of the hosts and notable attendees about what Diwali means to them, their favorite Diwali traditions, and their love for South Asian fashion. Ahead, get a peek at the event and a closer look at the celebrity attendees’ glamorous Diwali outfits.

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