No Bollywood Show Stopper For Designer Tarun Tahiliani at Bridal Week Finale

Ranjit Rodricks , 29 Sep 2011
Siddharth Rawal & Alesia Raut in Tarun Tahiliani bridal wear
Siddharth Rawal & Alesia Raut in Tarun Tahiliani bridal wear

Tarun Tahiliani “If Shilpa (Shetty) wasn’t out of town, I may have asked her to be the show-stopper. But this time, I wanted the clothes to speak for themselves. I want each garment to be a show-stopper.”

With fifty-five models and no Bollywood show-stopper… that’s how designer Tarun Tahiliani brought the bridal week to a close in Mumbai on Tuesday night.

Candice pPinto in Tarun Tahiliani bridal couture
Candice pPinto in Tarun Tahiliani bridal couture
Bharat & Shonal Rawat in Tarun Tahiliani bridal ensembles
Bharat & Shonal Rawat in Tarun Tahiliani bridal ensembles

In fact, there was a time when the likes of Simi Garewal, Shobhaa De and so many other big-time celebrities would grace the front row. But this time, there were no note-worthy faces. Tarun, (or TT – as he is known in fashion circles), truly let the fabulous garments speak for themselves without allowing them to be over-shadowed by the celebrity circus.

Dipti Gujral in Tarun Tahiliani
Dipti Gujral in Tarun Tahiliani

The collection was called Artisanal and was displayed against a specially erected backdrop of arches and spires of a Byzantine-style Cathedral. Tarun explored structured drapes, exquisitely cut silhouettes and Indian hand-embroidery work with a touch of western layering. There was also a good selection of men’s wear which included sherwani’s, jodhpurs, kurtas and turbans for the men to choose from.

Nethra Raghuraman is Tarun Tahiliani's show-stopper
Nethra Raghuraman is Tarun Tahiliani’s show-stopper

The show ended with model Nethra Raghuraman walking down the 90 foot ramp in a lehenga encrusted with crystals in a leaf design, teamed with a kurti and a glittering dupatta.

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