Lakme Fashion Week: Bollywood stars who sizzled on the ramp

Bollywood stars are taking centrestage at a five-day fashion week as showstoppers for ace designers 

It’s that time of the year again when elements of art, glamour, colour and design blend together on one mammoth platform: The Lakme Fashion Week. Bodacious actors and leggy models strutting their stuff on the runway make for the blueprint of this glitzy gala. As the glitterati and fashion enthusiasts make a dash for the five-day fashion week that opened in the city on August 26, hitlist takes a look at some stunning showstoppers from tinseltown who sizzled on the ramp or are about to...

Ranbir Kapoor
On the ramp: Opening day
Style file: Bollywood’s favourite boy next-door walking for the filmdom’s favourite couturier, Manish Malhotra, was bound to be a smashing hit, and so it was. Ranbir strolled down the ramp in a burgundy jacket coupled with a pair of velvet trousers. Full points from our side.

Aditi Rao Hydari
On the ramp: Day two
Style file: This royal beauty took to the runway as the showstopper for celebrated designer Ritu Kumar, who presented her Varanasi Weaves collection on Thursday evening. Aditi donned a lush pink brocade sari with a gold churidar, albeit in a modern-day manner.

Dia Mirza
On the ramp: Day two
Style file: This actress-producer, known for her infectious positive energy, sashayed down the ramp for Anita Dongre, whose collection was an ode to traditional weavers and craftsmen. Dia looked resplendent in a black maxi with red embroidery and was joined on the ramp by a few weavers themselves.

Malaika Arora Khan
On the ramp: Day five
Style file: The uber glamorous Malaika is set to tog up in an Arpita Mehra number. Modern patterns infused with traditional silhouettes is Mehta’s USP and with a sex siren for a showstopper, this is bound to be one show worth keeping your eyes peeled for.

Shilpa Shetty
On the ramp: Day five
Style file: The svelte actress, who is a regular fixture at fashion shows for her envy-inducing figure and effortless poise, will be walking for Hyderabad-based Divya Reddy whose bridal wear collection is expected to be an amalgamation of sensual and atypical colours.

Arjun Rampal
On the ramp: Day four
Arjun Rampal  

Style file: Rampal is more than a luminary on the runway. With his chiseled physique and good-boy-gone-rogue looks, the man keeps returning to his first love — the catwalk stage. This time round, he is set to walk in designer outfit for an online portal.

Esha Gupta
On the ramp: Day five

Style file: While the dusky beauty is an usual suspect at ramp shows, she will be doing so for a young talent, Ridhi Mehra, this year.

Kareena Kapoor Khan
On the ramp: Day five (finale) 
Kareena Kapoor 

Style file: As curtains come down on the fashion extravaganza, Bebo will be the muse for designer Gaurav Gupta, debatably the most-talked about show of the fashion week.

Also on the ramp...
Day1: Nimrat Kaur
Day2: Lisa Haydon, Taapsee Pannu
Day 3: Shazahn Padamsee, Vir Das, Neha Sharma
Day 4: Ileana D’Cruz
Day 5: Amy Jackson, Rana Dagubbatti, Suvreen Chawla

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