Was excited when heard I have to design for Oprah: Tarun

New Delhi: Designer Tarun Tahiliani, who designed the burnt-orange sari for Oprah Winfrey during her maiden visit to India, said he was all excited when he got the call to design a sari for the talk-show queen.

The 49-year-old designer said he chose a Kanjivaram silk because he wanted to give out an Indian feel to the outfit.

"We asked what colours and style she likes and after getting the response, we sent the sketches depending upon her specifications. When I met her personally she was amazed to see all my sari drapes and chose two of them but I only told her to wear orange because it has got more Indian connect to it," Tahiliani told reporters.

The nine-yard-long fabric was a Kanjivaram with silk brocade paired with a gota and antique zardozi embroidery blouse. The blouse and the sari were embellished with tiny antique studs.

"The sari was specially made for her. It has got zip and could be worn like a skirt. As she has got a voluptuous body, we have designed it keeping all her specification such as her stomach should not be visible from the drape," he added.

Tarun had designed a sari for pop sensation Lady Gaga also during her visit to India last year.

"I haven`t designed for Lady Gaga as such. She opted to wear two of my collections which I showed her during her visit," he said.

Winfrey, 57, is here till January 22 to shoot for `Next Chapter`, a new series of her famous talk show.