The recently concluded summer/resort season at Lakme Fashion Week saw dollops of glitz, glamour and glory as a number of Bollywood stars shone in the spotlight on the ramp.
Almost every designer worth their Swarovski crystals had a celebrity show-stopper and quite frankly, we’re not complaining.
From Kareena Kapoor Khan (who is the Lakmé brand ambassador and ALWAYS closes the summer season’s finale show) to her sister Karisma Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra to Jacqueline Fernandez, these stunning women made sure they did justice to the designers’ creations.
Here’s a long list of some of the more famous stars we spotted pirouetting on the ramp. Tell us who you think was the best:
Former Miss Universe and Bollywood diva, Sushmita Sen, wowed the audience at the Koecsh show in a 1940’s style cabaret inspired skirt and bustier, fashioned from sexy black lace and worn with a beaded cape. Dita Von Teese would approve!
Stunner Sonal Chauhan wore a mini gold dress with gold applique work at SS Surya‘s show. We’re glad she showed off her fab legs by wearing this nifty number.
Sonakshi Sinha covered up in a sheer paneled ensemble with white embroidery by Manish Malhotra. With her hair worn up and opting to wear no jewelry, Sonakshi looked as fresh as a daisy.
Exotic star Priyanka Chopra kept her look simple in an off-white maxi dress enhanced with subtle mukaish embroidery, by Neeta Lulla. We told you that she absolutely sizzled on the ramp.
Looking Oscar-ready was Prachi Desai in an oyster-silver draped skirt with intricate pleated detailing, worn with a sheer embroidered corseted bodice, by Sonakshi Raaj. We’d love a selfie with this hottie!
Neha walked the ramp for Payal Singhal and wore a black linen ankle-length shift dress with a net half-lehenga embroidered in gold and silver. “I felt great in it. Even walking down the ramp, it was easy, it was breezy, it was great,” said Neha after the show.
Nargis Fakhri oozed sexiness as she flaunted her cleavage in a Shehla Khan creation. The ivory colored gown with an inbuilt corset, embellished belt and meters of soft textured net, was not for the faint-hearted. Only someone with an enviable figure like Nargis can carry off this creation.
Malaika Arora Khan looked like a modern-day Cinderella at Anju Modi‘s show where she wore a shaded empire-line net gown, lavishly embellished with floral embroidery. If only she’d worn glass slippers as well!
The elegant Karisma Kapoor was dressed for a destination resort wedding by Arpita Mehta. She wore an intricately embroidered ice blue choli, embellished with mirror-work and 3D mirror flowers, teamed with a flowy ice blue silk chiffon skirt with mirror-work at the hem and waistband.
Kareena brought Lakme Fashion Week to a close by being the show-stopper for Rajesh Pratap Singh‘s Grand Finale show. She wore a black gown with a V-neck in front and a scoop back. Silver mosaic rose patterns embellished the stark silhouette. Classy!
Kalki Koechlin wore a simple gold gown by Komal Sood, which was inspired by champagne bubbles. With her wide smile, we think she looked quite bubbly too!
Even though this was the summer/resort season, Tarun Tahiliani chose to keep his show-stopper, Jacqueline Fernandez, in bridal finery. The affable Sri Lankan import wore a shaded orange/pink/red net kalidaar anarkali and dupatta, accessorized with heavy bridal jewelry. She looked like a vintage miniature painting that had come to life.
Barfi star Ileana D’Cruz looked radiant at Anushree Reddy‘s show. She wore a peach embroidered choli over a cream and peach lehenga with gold embroidery. Who wouldn’t want to run away with this bride?
Bigg Boss contestant Gauahar Khan showed off her sexy curves in a crop bustier and pencil skirt by Ken Ferns. Doesn’t Gauahar look gorgeous?
Channeling her inner Scarlet O’Hara was Diana Penty who wore a luxurious black and white gown by Junelia Aguiar Chandler. Romance is back on the ramp, we say!
Looking fresh in a buttercup yellow flowy skirt matched with a textured crop top and belted with an embroidered waist band was Dia Mirza at Anita Dongre‘s show. Can’t wait to see this look translated on to the red carpet at an awards function.
And finally, the petite and demure Amrita Rao showed off her sexy side in a dress with a long net skirt and a pair of shorts underneath. Designed by Sonam & Paras Modi, this look is so apt for summer.
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini