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Fashion Malfunction

Soaked through with Bollywood, the big shows are doing soggily

Fashion Malfunction
Sanjay Rawat
Fashion Malfunction
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Fashion may be fashionable but Bollywood is the most successful designer. An engrossing game of chess is being played between designers and Bollywood with boxers, singers, models, injured cricketers, veejays, fame managers, sisters and brothers of everyone as the pieces. It may be easy to spot the King and Queen, but bishops, rooks and knights are unrecognisable in their new costumes. Fashion is the biggest pawn.

Fade in, Salmanbhai. “I don’t know anything about fashion, I walked the ramp for charity,” the bored, bleary-eyed star had told NDTV. A blazing constellation of stars had walked the ramp at the couture week in Mumbai to support Khan’s organisation called ‘Being Human’. Next day, the buzz shifted to Gauri and Shahrukh Khan walking for Karan Johar and Varun Bahl. By then couture week, which should have officially been named Bollywood Fashion Week, became the big story of the week.

Bollywood’s styled a new role for itself—that of the Showstopper. It uses (and misuses) the ramp...

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