‘Umrao Jaan’ director Muzaffar Ali is returning to cinema after a long gap with another period drama ‘RAQS – The Dance Within’, whose first look he unveiled at the India Bridal Fashion Week .
The filmmaker-fashion designer introduced his lead star Pernia Qureshi as the show-stopper of his collection at the show.
Ali said the dress that Pernia was wearing at the ramp is a part of her wardrobe in the period story. “I have chosen her (Pernia) as my show-stopper because she is the lead actress of my next film. Through the show today, I made an official announcement of my film. It’s a dance based film and Pernia is wearing one of her dresses from the film. The film will release early next year,” Ali told PTI post the show last evening.
Pernia, who is a well-known stylist and costume designer, had styled Sonam Kapoor in ‘Aisha’ among others. She was happy to walk the ramp in a velvet ghagra for the ace designer.
“There’s a consistency in their designs and what they have is exquisite. One thing that always stands out in their collection is that you’ll always look ‘appropriate’ wearing their creations anywhere. They are unique and at the same time very traditional,” Pernia said.
Ali and his designer wife Meera co-own the label Kotwara and their show last evening consisted the best of their brand over the last five years.
The line featured suits, sarees, lehengas and anarkalis teamed up with farshi pajama in hues of white.