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Bollywood blends with Couture Fashion Week 2011

Written by: By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 11:22 [IST]

Synergy 1 Delhi Couture Fashion Week is getting bigger and better, at least in terms of Bollywood celebrity presence. B-Town residents flocked almost every evening of the fashion show, without missing a chance to check out the latest designs of the celebrated fashion designers like Manish Malhotra, Varun Bahl, Rohit Bal, Adarsh Gill, Manav Gangwani, etc.

Each design presented on the ramp showcased the increasing passion for fashion among the Indian designers. However, the beautiful blend of fashion with Bollywood tadka on the ramp did not go unnoticed. Films and fashion go hand in hand and this was yet again proved at Delhi Couture Fashion Week 2011.


Designer Varun Bahl opened by bringing actress Madhuri Dixit as the audience puller of his show. The actress was seen as the front row guest flashing her mesmerizing smile. Actress Neha Dhupia was also one of the faces that carried Varun's and designer Rohit Bal's design down the ramp. Designer Adarsh Gill with designer Manav Gangwani flaunted their Khan connections, considering the fact that Adarsh is good friends with the stars. In between one got to see stars like Zayed Khan, Sanjay, Zarine Khan, Fardeen Khan, Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu as well as Farah Ali Khan contributing their bit to the Delhi Couture Fashion Week.

Bollywood's very own designer Manish Malhotra did not miss the chance to surprise everyone by making actress Sonam Kapoor walk the ramp as the showstopper for his show. Going by his theme of Bridal collections, Manish presented Sonam in fully embroidered cherry red outfit. Sonam very well off carried the attitude of a confident bride, while there was one more starlet who went mad over the collections.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who who was the showstopper for Shantanu & Nikhil at the Delhi Couture Week went gaga over Manish's collections and Sonam's look on the ramp. The Dabangg girl brought alive the aristocratic magnificence of the Elizabethan era. Carrying off Shantanu-Nikhil's vintage collection named 'Perfume', Sonakshi walked the ramp in an ivory-white, heavily embroidered jacket that ran till knee-length with a white lehenga flowing.

New bee Shraddha Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez portrayed the fairies of Gaurav Gupta"s 'Enchanted Forest". Shraddha was also seen bringing in the maya concept of designer Anju. The actress showed her classic, sophisticated look on the ramp. Actress Sharmila Tagore, the dimpled yesteryear beauty and Bollywood hunk Arjun Rampal, were also seen walking the ramp for their respective designers.

Couture has been one of the longest standing traditional fashion shows in India. This time the fashion week showcased the royalty and tradition of India.

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