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Another Wardrobe malfunctions

If the Lakme Fashion Week began with Bollywood stars dressing up, the next two days saw models dressing down.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2006 04:33 IST

If the Lakme Fashion Week began with Bollywood stars dressing up, the next two days saw models dressing down. After Carol Gracias’s top came undone, Gauhar Khan turned the other cheek as her zipper came apart. More models spilled out of their dresses.

When Gracias was putting on the golden halter top on Wednesday, she would not have realised that she was just steps away her Janet Jackson moment. As wardrobe malfunction’s Indian edition happened, designer Bennu Sahgall’s ornate coats and shoulder tunics were all but forgotten. Beige was out, skin was in.

Gracias was walking the ramp for Sahgall’s debut appearance at LFW when the tiny strings that kept her dress in place came loose. This particular show was not on the agenda. For a moment, the long-legged beauty froze. But then, with professional poise, she pulled up her dress, gathered it in her hands and sashayed down — as though it was just another way to hold the top. The end was not in sight.

On Thursday evening, Khan was walking the runway for Lascelle Symons when her black gown tore from the zipper, leaving her back exposed to the audience. She pulled herself and the dress together but the damage had been done.

There was more of fashion unzipped. At the Suneet Varma show, Icelandic model Tinna gave the front-rowers yet another in-your-face moment. In the same show, Jesse Randhawa, the original perpetrator of the nip-slip some fashion weeks ago, just about managed to hold on to her bodysuit and prevented a re-take.

When Gracias’s halter top came down, choreographers said, “It happens at every fashion week in the world.” But some wondered if clothes had become the casualty with designers spending more time deciding which fashion week they should attend — Delhi or Mumbai.

Moral of the day: what the designer puts together in haste, the model will repent at leisure.

First Published: Mar 31, 2006 04:10 IST