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Lara booked Rodricks' dress before WIFW

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks cannot stop talking about how Bollywood actress Lara Dutta bought a dress from his spring-summer collection even before he showcased it at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 25, 2009 14:51 IST

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks cannot stop talking about how Bollywood actress Lara Dutta bought a dress from his spring-summer collection even before he showcased it at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) here Saturday.

"Lara Dutta really liked one of my pink dresses which I showcased here today. She had tried three of my red carpet evening gowns in Goa, and really liked the pink one," Rodricks told reporters after his opening show.

The dress, modelled by Laxmi Rana at the fashion event, is essentially a fuchsia "diva gown" with a bold and deep neckline and seamless circle sleeves.

Though the designer had asked Lara to come and walk the WIFW ramp for him, she couldn't make it due to her packed schedule.

"Her dates were clashing with the event," he said.

According to Rodricks, the dress took three days to make due to its risque neckline. But he did not divulge the exact cost of the outfit.

"I don't think Lara would like me to give out the price of the dress in the press. But I can tell you that it is definitely below Rs.30,000," Rodricks told IANS.

Rodricks had an interesting line-up of outfits, catering to modern women of all shapes and sizes. While he had certain sleeveless yet conservative tunics and tops, some of his outfits had thigh-high cuts and broad cuts on the sides, which not many women would dare to wear.

Making a comeback of sorts at the WIFW, the Mumbai-based designer said: "I have got a great reception here."