A video of Alia has surfaced online where she is seen posing for photographs at the red carpet. As she entered the event with the designer, some of the paparazzi can be heard addressing her as Aishwarya in the video.
However, Alia handled the situation with grace and continued to pose for the cameras with a wide smile on her face. Designer Prabal was seen helping Alia with her dress before walking off.
The incident reminded netizens about the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre launch event where the Indian paparazzi shouted incorrect names of the Hollywood stars such as Tom Holland, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya and Nick Jonas. They felt that the foreign paparazzi were taking some kind of revenge by addressing Alia as Aishwarya at the Met Gala.
Earlier in the day, Alia had shared details about her white outfit. She revealed that it was made using 1 lakh pearls. Also, her white outfit channelled a 1992 bridal look created for Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld and modelled by Claudia Schiffer.
“Met Gala — Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty…I have always been fascinated by the iconic Chanel brides. Season after season, the genius of Karl Lagerfeld shone through in the most innovative and awe-inspiring couture. My look tonight was inspired from this and in particular by supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s 1992 Chanel bridal look.. I wanted to do something that felt authentic (hello, pearls!) and proudly made in India. The embroidery, made with a 100,000 pearls is a labour of love by @prabalgurung. I’m so proud to wear you for my first Met,” she captioned.