New Delhi: Actress Katrina Kaif looked a classic bride in an ivory and gold lehenga-choli as she walked the ramp as the showstopper for Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra on the fourth day of the PCJ Delhi Couture Week.
"I love wearing Indian clothes. But for my wedding I would choose something light, the one that I am wearing right now is very heavy at the bottom. Probably, when I get married, I will ask Manish to improvise a little. I would definitely want him to design my bridal trousseau but then it all depends where he will be at that time," Katrina said.
Manish, on his part, said, "Katrina is beautiful and she looks gorgeous in Indian clothes. So when I thought of this collection, I had just her in mind as a showstopper."
The designs comprised of flowy bridal outfits in very 60s pinks and oranges and Manish's favourite - ivory. The styles and silhouettes were inspired from the 50s and 60s scenario in India and Pakistan.
"This was the preview of my autumn winter 2012 collection. I have drawn inspiration from the classic styles of 50's and 60's of India. The collection is soft elegant and vintage which makes us reminiscent of the timeless beauties of the era," Manish said.
A short two and a half minute film directed by the designer himself was shown at the beginning of the show. Actor Vidyut Jamwal of "Force" fame kick-started the show, as he walked down the ramp in an unbuttoned ivory sherwani, alongwith model Anjali Lavania.
While the girls sashayed down the ramp in lehengas, sarees, long anarkali styled kurta and churidars, the men wore sherwani, pathani salwars and black shoes with gold embellishments on the heels.
The designs were enhanced with tilla work from Kashmir and antique zardosi embroidery. Thread, tilla and zari work were used heavily on the garments. "The collection consisted of 20 select couture pieces, which spun together an exquisite story of diverse timeless, vintage styles," Manish said.
Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Madhur Bhandarkar, Satish Kaushik, Suzanne Roshan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, designer Shaina NC and Aliya Bhatt cheered Manish from the front row. The collection was showcased in a picturesque setting of an old world living room of an antique connoisseur creating a dramatic illusion on the stage.


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