Since it was one of the more meaningful soirees of the season,we made sure to red-circle Sunday for the Diamond Jubilee of the iconic Jehangir Art Gallery. True to its cultural innings,the evening was a mix of some of the finest names from the world of art hobnobbing with old Bombay hands.
Interestingly,a Kolkata designer was chosen to present a fashion showcase. But it probably was Sabyasachis vibe of a suffering artist,or the intellectual energy of his superb clothes (models still bespectacled),that got him the job. That,and the fact that his muse the beauteous Vidya Balan is so easy on the eye.
After cocktails at the terrace of the Jehangir,guests were led through a red-carpeted and candle-lit garden path to the main lawn of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum,formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum. A large ramp was set where models presented the full-sleeved,lace-laden collection under hot arc-lights in the sultriest month of the year,against Shubha Mudgals amazing vocals. Legends such as Krishen Khanna,Jogen Chowdhury,Thota Vaikuntam and Prafulla Dahanukar were presented a shawl onstage by Balan,Harsh Goenka and Sangita Jindal,but the oversight of a wheelchair runway didnt allow a glimpse of Akbar Padamsee or Suhas Roy.
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