Executive director of Megha Group Of Industries philanthropist, socialite- Sudha Reddy dons many hats. With an extensive wardrobe featuring some of the most sought-after luxury labels, Reddy has established herself as the high priestess of luxury fashion. Whatever the occasion—be it a day out with her Tollywood friends or a big Indian wedding, you can trust Reddy to look like she stepped out of the pages of a magazine.
Following her iconic red-carpet appearance at the 2021 Met Gala, Hyderabad-based Reddy took the global fashion world by storm once again at the recently concluded prestigious Paris Haute Couture shows.
After Delhi-based couturier Rahul Mishra became the first Indian designer to have been invited by the committee of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2020 for his first-ever Haute Couture show, the wife of Hyderabad-based billionaire Megha Krishna Reddy followed suit as the first celebrity from South India to represent her city on the front row this year. The appearance marked her debut at one of the world’s hotly anticipated haute couture showcases of the year.
On Day 1 she sashayed her way through in a sequin deep V-neck slip gown in neon green by Halston, crystal embellished black column gown by Balmain and lavender tiered tulle gown by Jenny Packham for her appearances at the Christian Dior, Rahul Mishra and Giambattista Valli shows.
On Day 2 she stunned in a black Versace blazer mini dress teamed up with Alberta Ferretti stockings for the Alexandre Vauthier show and Carolina Herrera satin pantsuit in turquoise for the Armani Privé show.
On Day 3 she was a cynosure of all eyes in a Jenny Packham lux sequin-embellished cape gown for the Zuhair Murad show.
On Day 4 she slayed in a Rami Al Ali princess style gown in powder blue completed with an embellished cape for his show followed by a gentle green Lotus Lady Beaded Gown by Jenny Pakham for the Fendi show.
Striking the perfect balance between European luxury and Indian heritage, Sudha opted for meticulously crafted accessories such as handbags by Judith Leiber, Hermes, Dolce&Gabbana and sunglasses by Gucci and Versace. Her jewellery by Indian atelier Ghanasingh Be True, a brand backed with a legacy of 116 years and a 4th generation diamantaire, was especially custom made to complement Sudha’s eclectic looks, including a tanzanites and diamonds crown to a 100 cts malachite choker necklace.
During the course of the week, she was spotted with Anna Wintour, Giorgio Armani, Rahul Mishra, Julia Fox and Miss Fame aside from socialising with the Parisian crème de la crème at private soirees hosted by Chritsian Dior and Fendi.
Sudha Reddy expands, “It was an exhilarating experience to attend such an exclusive and unrivalled showcase. Highlighting the rich artistic ancestry of India was the singular agenda of my visit. The craftsmanship from India needs to be championed at every stage and I’m more than happy to lend a voice to propel a substantial cause.”
Her global entourage and glam team witnessed the coming together of some of the finest Indian talent and much sought-after international names such as Mumbai-based fashion photographer Rahul Jhangiani, Danish-born makeup artist Charlotte Willer, Zimbabwe-raised session hairdresser Peter Gray and New York-based celebrity stylist Ise White.
Sudha Reddy’s attendance at Paris Haute Couture Week cements her status as an international force in fashion, after being the only Indian and first Hyderabad origin celebrity to be invited to the prestigious Met Gala in 2021. Yet the illustrious industrialist is most beloved for her endeavours in philanthropy and empowerment.
The humanitarian who leads with her heart helms the corporate social responsibility initiatives of Megha Group Of Industries driving several social impact projects across India, while the eponymous Sudha Reddy Foundation aims to support women and children focusing on affordable healthcare and accessible education.
Her extensive charity work includes a collaboration with Elizabeth Hurley to campaign for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Paris and working alongside American actress Eva Longaria to raise awareness about children suffering from chronic diseases at The Global Gift Gala.
Amongst Sudha’s awards and achievements are the Champions Of Change Award by the Telangana Government 2022 and the Young Indian Women Achievers Under 45 Award at Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) in 2021.