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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.



While

Gossip Girl

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

kundan maatha patti

and

kundan

earrings. A comment on fashion site

Graziadaily.co.uk

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



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

maang-tikka

at the premiere of her movie

Sucker Punch

. Madonna’s

mehendi

and Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus’

bindi

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

maang-tikka

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