A comedy of errors is what the last day of Lakme Fashion Week turned out to be. And maybe not so funny for those who had to endure a whole day of shows that weren’t worth the wait. Abdul Halder’s extra-tight satin dresses would have given even mere mortals X-ray vision, so clearly did they outline every part of the models’ anatomy. Not to mention the baubles and beads that kept falling off mid-walk.
And few collections have been able to give the audience a physical reaction quite like the experience of watching Satya Paul’s paranormal activity on the ramp. Jaw dropping, eyeball popping and speechlessness were a few of the symptoms, as one shiny chandelier after another walked down the ramp. But like any horror movie, the worst was reserved for the last as showstopper Sarah Jane Dias made her way out in an orange lehenga with silver fish scale patterns, yellow and orange frills and an equally bright odhni attached to shiny armlets.
Finally at Gauri and Nainika’s grand finale, which began after an epic hour-and-a-half long delay, the models’ billowing crinolines and taffeta trains kept getting caught on exposed nails on the ramp. The people in the front row didn’t know they were in for some heavy bending when they kept having to rescue the poor models who were yanked back every time they passed the accident-prone zone. If it all wasn’t so tragic, this could actually be a funny reality show.