Exquisite and rich apparels on the display with dancer Manjari Chaturvedi’s beguiling performance in the background, ace designer Tarun Tahiliani paid a homage to the fashionistas of their times, Indian courtesans, at the India Couture Week.
The designer gave the second day of the ongoing ICW a befitting end with “The Last Dance of the Courtesans” as his models sashayed down in suits, sarees, lehengas, lehenga-sarees, sherwanis, all in pastel hues of red, ivory, black, pink.
“I wanted to go back to the roots. Today, the bridal wear has become too heavy and costume. So, I felt it’s time to go back to not just costume but to be modern. My collection was super glamorous yet modern and contemporary,” Tahiliani told reporters here post the show.
Glad to be a part of the opulent show, Manjari, who swirled to the reworked version of the songs originally sung by late classical singer Zeenat Begum, said that the designer brought together the style sense of courtesans beautifully.