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Sidelights

From blinding lights that lit up the runway to designs inspired by just about anything... here are the glimpes of of WIFW Day Two.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 00:36 IST

Insect attack
This is freaky! The blinding lights that lit up the runway during Gaurav Gupta’s show attracted a fair share of mosquitoes, which were floating alongside models walking the ramp. Some guests complained of mosquito bites, too. Incidentally, the designer’s show was inspired by ‘insects and roses’! One assumes the open area between the foyer and the main show area had something to do with the blood suckers getting in.

Grand finale dope
At the venue, we bumped into Sylvian, a foreigner who’s doing the visuals for the grand finale show by Rajesh Pratap Singh. While he initially maintained that what he was doing was ‘classified information’, he did reveal, “All I can tell you is that it is some gory stuff. If you like meat, you’re fine, otherwise, you’re f****d.”

Motherly support
Designer Masaba had plenty of support for her show. Her mother Neena Gupta came to the show especially to support her daughter. “In Mumbai, Masaba knows so many people, but in Delhi, she was feeling alone, so I am here to support her.” Asked about her new projects, Gupta said, “I am not doing any film or TV show as of now, but I’m helping my daughter with all ‘dirty odd jobs’ for her collection.”

Look who’s here
Former Union minister Jagdish Tytler was spotted sitting in the front row during designer Ashima-Leena’s show on Thursday evening. “I really liked their show. Moreover, I always try to make it for their show because Leena was my student,” he said. “Jagdish Tytler is my rakhi brother. I am delighted that he came,” said Leena.

Complaints galore
Several guests were heard complaining that their cell phones had no network for a couple of hours during the day. The portable loos outside were a source of much distress, too. Most guests were heard cribbing about how they were asked to get rid of their cigarettes and lighters at the entry.

Off the ramp
Actress Sonam Kapoor made a small but strange appearance at the last show of the day — ANKY by Ankita and Anjana Bhargav — when she opted to sit in the front row instead of walking down the ramp. “I am happy to be here but I won’t be walking the ramp,” said Sonam.