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Fashion takes a desi turn

fashion-and-trends Updated: May 07, 2011 13:41 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times
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Hollywood is going gaga over India-inspired fashion. The recently held Met Gala in New York — an annual fashion event — saw screen divas such as Isabel Lucas and Blake Lively make style statements that were distinctly desi.


Gossip Girl

star Lively, 23, wore a ‘sari drape’ gown by Chanel, Lucas, 26, wore the traditional

kundan maatha patti



earrings. A comment on fashion site

read, “Blake (Lively) looks stunning. The sari-style draping looks elegant.”

Last month, actor Vanessa Hudgens, too, wore a beaded


at the premiere of her movie

Sucker Punch

. Madonna’s


and Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus’


have already been a hit on the international style scene.

Indian designers say the trend will only get bigger. "This clearly shows that Indian influence is going global," says designer Neeru Kumar. Designer Jaya Rathore says, "A sari or accessories or


get you attention instantly. That’s why they’re a hit.”