Actor Angelina Jolie may have been spoofed for showing off her sexy long leg in a high-slit gown at the Oscars, but desi designers say that the actor’s limb thrusting act has brought the focus back on high-slit gowns.
“Fashion statements spotted on the Oscar red carpet, are always talked about, but Angelina’s high-slit gown gained too much international attention, leading people to ask for such a look,’’ says designer Rahul Mishra.
Designer Taniya Khanuja, who has sold five high-slit gowns in the past one week says, “Though Angelina struck a non-feminine pose with legs apart, yet women want to try her look because she is an icon.” Khanuja adds, “Some women who think that it may not be appropriate for them to flash so much skin, are asking for a detachable sheer panel on the slit.”
Designer Chandrani Siingh Fllora says, “I’ve got a few orders in Mumbai and Delhi for slit gowns. Though they have always been in fashion, people have got interested in them again.” Designer Gautam Gupta says, “Angelina’s gown is a hit with women in the party circuit who want to grab eyeballs.” A designer on condition of anonymity says, “Recently a starlet asked for an Angelina-style gown for a glam event.”