The stars shone not as dazzling this year at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. Though there were a number of famous Bollywood celebrities who came to root for their favourite designers or family/friends walking the ramp as show stoppers, we could still sense the absence of that celebrity aura that would by and large fall over the setting of all fashion weeks.
A few notable fashionable entries were Bollywood actress Kajol looking subtly stylish in her nude draped dress walked in to cheer on her younger sister Tanisha at the Payal Singhal show. Well known Actress Sridevi walked in with her daughter to attend one of the evening shows both looking stunning wearing similar ‘short’ numbers. Actress Mahima Chaudhry wearing a red flowing ensemble entered and greeted noted designer Tarun Tahiliani before the Narendra Kumar Show.
Singer, Anushka Manchanda
Model, Anchal Kumar
Designer, JJ Valaya
Bollywood Actress, Kajol
Mahima Chaudhry & Tarun Tahiliani
Bollywood Actress, Mughda Godse
Nina Manuel & Rohit Roy
Poonam Sinha & Chetan Bhagat
Miss World '99, Yukhta Mookey
Rocky S had his show packed with pals from the film fraternity the likes of Bipasha, Minisha, and various others. Bipasha walked in quite awhile before the show and created a flurry of press around her as she entered in a stunning gold creation by her preferred designer and close friend Rocky S. She generated quite an interest in whether she would grace the ramp as his show stopper or not.
Other famous people included well-known model Nina Manuel who was there as part of the live tv showcase of the fashion week. In addition famous model Aanchal Kumar, singer Anushka Manchanda, ex-Miss World Yukta Mookhey, well established designer JJ Vallaya, and fashion journalist Meher Castellino were a few noted who graced the fashion week with their presence.
Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherji looked dapper in an Indian white kurta pyjama ensemble wrapped with an elegant contrasting shawl. He was seen catching up with Anjana Sharma the Director of Fashion at IMG for Lakme Fashion Week on one of the latter days at the fashion week.
The celebrity’s presence for once didn’t make or break the designer but just added to the overall glamour a fashion week is known for.