A show gone horribly wrong...
Rosy Suri's fashion show in the Capital this past week promised a world of endless delight. All it provided was despair and melee with mediapersons being physically assaulted at the show. MADHUR TANKHA reports... .
Photo: R.V. Moorthy.
FLATTERING TO DECEIVE: Models display Rosy Suri's creations before the ensuing melee.
IT PROMISED lots of fun on the eve of Diwali. It ended up disappointing more than a handful in the audiences. And left many in the media embittered. All because of the high-handedness of the organisers high on arrogance, low on professional courtesies. Well-known designer Rosy Suri and Saba Khan's show could have been a heart-warming event and the Fall-Winter collection unveiled at New Delhi's Hotel Le Meridien a delight for many had the organisers not goofed it up with their unbecoming behaviour with mediapersons who had been invited to the show yet treated like gatecrashers.
As the show unwound, many mediapersons trudged towards the food stall where they were physically prevented from helping themselves. In the ensuing melee, The Hindu photographer, R.V. Moorthy, was hit in the stomach. A complaint to the organisers did not get an apology from either the designers or the hosts. The offenders were allowed to do a quick vanishing act.
Since this show had been dedicated to Thalassemics India, which is offering advice and care to patients inflicted with the disease, one expected at least basic understanding and courtesy. All this spoiled the fun earlier provided by models Jessy Randhava, Aparna Kumar, Mehr Bhasin, Udita and Barkha Kaul, who sashayed down the ramp in Bengal's Kantha and Persia's Parsi embroideries and tone sequins. The models came in saris, mehendi and bridal dresses. The colours were resplendent and bold, the cuts contemporary.
While saris have been priced from Rs. 12,000 to 15,000, suits have been priced above Rs. 8,000.
Daughter of Nawab of Pataudi and yesteryear actress, Sharmila Tagore, Saba Ali Khan has shown that when it comes to jewellery designing she is as good as anyone else.
The clothes were not only traditional but also short shirts, knee-length saris and spaghetti blouses were worn by the models. Colours - green, purple and yellow -- combined well with gold and diamond. There were multi-coloured stones, diamond and bare gold.
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