Police to unzip wardrobe slip-ups
Authorities promise action if the probe proves that the 'wardrobe malfunctions' were not accidental at a fashion show.india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 14:25 IST
Outraged officials in India will examine video clips to see whether a halter slipping off a top model or another's skirt zip splitting at a fashion show were "deliberate" acts, a state minister said.
Last week, model Carol Gracias's skimpy halter slipped down to her waist showing her breasts to snapping photographers and rolling TV cameras during a fashion show in Mumbai.
This was followed by another sensational "wardrobe malfunction" when former Miss India Gauhar Khan's skirt zip split, revealing her bottom to the media and Mumbai's smart set.
"If we find that these acts were not accidental, then we will take action against the fashion show organisers," deputy chief minister of Maharashtra state RR Patil said late on Monday.
The wardrobe malfunctions at the fashion show caused a sensation.
But some fashion designers say wardrobe problems do happen on the catwalk and don't understand what the fuss is all about.
"We don't want everyone to be veiled. We are lucky to live in a free country," fashion designer Narendra Kumar said on Tuesday, adding what happened to Gracias and Khan were "clearly a mistake".
First Published: Apr 04, 2006 14:25 IST