September 9, 2012 1:13:42 am
Amitabh Bachchan,Judy Dench add glam to the launch of Abu-Sandeeps book at Sothebys.
After the celebrity-studded Mumbai launch of their two-volume book titled India Fantastique at Nita and Mukesh Ambanis towering mansion Antilla last month,couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are making headlines yet again. This time,for the London launch of this coffee-table book. The exclusive,by invitation only,event was held at Sothebys in London on September 5 and,as expected,it had the whos who in attendance. Rubbing shoulders with Amitabh Bachchan was Hollywood actor Dame Judi Dench,both of them clad in Abu-Sandeep creations. Dench,who has worn Abu-Sandeep outfits at the Oscars and the BAFTAs,noted how she first saw actor Sophie Marceau wearing an Abu-Sandeep on the sets of the Bond movie,The World is Not Enough. When I asked Lindy Hemming (Oscar-winning costume designer) about it,she put me in touch with the boys and the association has continued to date,I am happy to say, she said. Also present at the do were industrialist Lakshmi Mittal with wife Usha,and filmmaker Gurinder Chadha of Bend it Like Beckham fame. The highlight of the event was an exhibition of the designer duos work also held at Sothebys from September 3 to 5,to coincide with the event.
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