Stars shine brightly at Lakme Fashion Week 0
An aspiring model has her height measured during auditions for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week summer/resort 2013 in Mumbai January 29, 2013. (REUTERS)
As the world’s textile capital, it’s fair to say Indians love fashion. This week in Mumbai, the bold and beautiful donned their finest flowing gowns, complete with spiked heels and generously jewelled accents, so they could see and be seen at the country’s biggest fashion event — Lakme Fashion Week.
Oh sure, the conversation was dominated by deep philosophical debates like the longevity of Ritu Kumar’s whimsical cape-like coats. There were also some artistic endeavors that could have arguably rivaled Miley Cyrus’ flesh-coloured two-piece for bad taste. Actually, no — I retract that. Still, it was a fabulous event that allowed many Bollywood fashionistas to rock the catwalk.
Highlights of the weeklong show included Dia Mirza who sashayed down the catwalk for designing duo Shyamal and Bhumika. The actress/model showed off part of the opulent “Royal Procession” collection, which featured billowing lenghas, deliciously detailed saris, and more gold brocade than a maharajah could shake a stick at.
Another honorable mention goes to Exotic songstress Priyanka Chopra, who donned an off the shoulder black top and slim back pants for American designer Michele Bohbot.
Other actresses strutting the catwalk include Karisma Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari, who respectively showcased pieces by Vikram Phadnis and Anita Dongre.
Predictably, veteran designers like Manish Malhotra, Dongre and Rocky S. stunned onlookers with their wearable masterpieces. There was shimmer and shine, cropped tops and slinky pencil skirts, bright saris and ornately detailed lenghas, all of which came together in a gorgeous tapestry of culture, colour, and tradition.
There was plenty of stargazing off the stage, too. Celebrities of all grades were liberally sprinkled throughout the audience, supporting friends, family — and the labels that keep them looking fabulous.
Bollywood gossip, guess who?
1) Who’s the ex-model terrified of walking the catwalk?
2) Which actress wants to make a comeback in a film created by her hubby?
3) Which Bollywood starlet has taken to campaigning for women’s empowerment?
Answers to Blind Gossip Items will be revealed next week on RJ1200's Mornings with Paras and Sharanya at AM1200.