New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In a rare appearance on the ramp, veteran model Madhu Sapre today stunned everyone at designer Payal Jain's 'Colours of Joy' show on the penultimate day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here today.
The tall and famous Madhu with her well maintained and toned body sashayed both at start and the end of the show presenting Jain's Spring-Summer 2009 collection. She made her entry in a spendid white churidar kurta with the kurta slit at the centre to give it a look of a chic, long jacket. But the piece de resistance came at the climax with Madhu wearing an evening gown that had glamour written all over it.
When asked how did she manage to rope in Madhu, Jain told UNI, ''I love Madhu. She was the one who did my very first show fifteen years ago. I connected with her a few months ago and asked her to walk for my show and here she is!'' Describing the evening gown worn by Madhu, she said, ''It is a work of transfer digital printing embellished with sequins. This dress can be worn both by Bollywood and Hollywood actresses.'' Jain's collection had her usual hallmark too - lots of mirror work. But as the collection was titled 'Colours of Joy' and the screens on both sides of the ramp showed films of blooming flowers during the show, models came up in ensembles both eastern and western in cotton and linen. One dress had masterly work of 'ambi print' embroidery done on an ivory tunic.
Also seen were white jackets with printed piping and worn over printed tunics. ''I love white. It brings brilliance to colours,'' said Jain. And so it did as red, purple, ivory, fuschia - all colours of spring - were added on whites.
Her free flowing geometric print dresses were, however, somewhat of a letdown due to their old textile elements. They simply paled in comparison to the above mentioned evening gowns meant for women who love glamour and fashion. As Madhu herself said, ''I felt beautiful and sexy in them.'' The fabrics used by Jain were mostly silks, georgettes and cotton silks and the collection was priced between Rs 1800 and Rs 30,000 with majority of the dresses between the range of Rs 5000 and Rs 10,000.
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