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Backstage Pass

fashion-and-trends Updated: Aug 20, 2011 14:52 IST

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What’s in a name?
When designers are determined to end their show with a showstopper, no matter how unknown, it’s always hilarious trying to figure out who the supposed celebrity is. But imagine when a showstopper is actually clueless about who she’s actually walked for.

When model/ actor/ VJ Pooja Mishra walked the ramp for Parvesh and Jai, they should have given her a crash course in their history and background.

We overheard Mishra gushing to anybody who’d listen, talking about how much she loved “Prabal” and Jai’s show, and how happy she was to have walked for them.

Talk about a case of mistaken identity!

Anything for auntie
The rule for celebrities at fashion week— if you’re not seated front row, you’d better not go.

Which is why everybody was wondering why Jackky Bhagnani was found paying rapt attention to the goings-on at one of the Kapil and Mmonika’s show, at the LFW Talent Box, which is meant strictly for barely budding designers.

Imagine our surprise when we found out that Mmonika is Jackky boy’s aunt, being his dad Vashu’s sister. Good to see the actor is willing to sacrifice his celebrity status for the sake of his family…

Help offered
It’s not uncommon at fashion week to see scores of brawny male wannabe models walking around, trying desperately to capture the eye of some designer.

The poor dears are so desperate for the break that will turn them into the next Arjun Rampal, that they’ll chat up anyone they think will help them, even if the person in question stands as far from the seat of power as Kerala is from the Line of Control.

Kawaljit Singh, who’s known to be sympathetic listener, was overheard giving one such lost lamb some advice.

While the clueless hunk was begging Singh to give him a spot on the runway, Singh responded, “I can’t give you a spot, but I’ll introduce you to the right people if you hang around me…”

Now that’s called taking time out to help your fellow man.