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Sunny Leone sets the runway scorching at the New York Fashion Week 2016

'I am representing a very talented designer who had worked very hard to get to NYFW. It is a great honour that she even asked me to come.' said Sunny Leone about her stint at the prestigious runway.

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi walked the ramp for popular designer Archana Kochhar on Thursday (September 8) at the New York Fashion Week. The collection, called “A Tale of Two Cities,” was “inspired by the breathtaking Taj Mahal and the rich, buoyant colours of magnificent India,” according to the designer. The prints evoked not only the Taj Mahal but the lotus flower and royal elephants. Silhouettes included bell bottom trousers, cropped tops, capes, and jumpsuits. To offset the colorful embroidery there was a lot of ivory-evoking the ivory marble of the Taj Mahal. Click through to see more pictures. (Source: AP)

Leone became the first Bollywood actress to have walked the ramp at the prestigious fashion week, lending life to the designs of renowned Indian designer, Archana Kochhar. The 35-year-old star opened the show for Kochhar on Thursday night, looking radiant. (Source: AP)

Model and acid attack victim Reshma Querishi, left, and actress Sunny Leone pose for photos backstage after modeling in the Archana Kochhar collection during Fashion Week in New York. (Source: AP Photo)

“This walk was important to me because there are so many girls like me who are survivors of acid attacks, and this will give them courage,” Quereshi said in an interview, speaking through a translator. (Source: AP)

"I am wearing a creation from Archana Kochhar from Mumbai. She is one of the select few that NYFW has accepted to showcase. She is one of my favourite designers in India and I am very proud to be wearing her clothes," Leone said of the collection. (Source: Sunny Leone/Instagram)

In a short video on Instagram, Sunny Leone said she was excited to wear Kochhar's creations from the Banjara-inspired line. (Source: Sunny Leone/Twitter)

The other prominent name in the show was of acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi, who walked the runway to send a message of courage and empowerment to other victims of such attacks in India. Ahead of the show, the designer shared backstage pictures of the models getting prepped for the show. (Source: ArchanaKochharOfficial/Instagram)

To offset the colourful embroidery there was a lot of ivory-evoking the ivory marble of the Taj Mahal. (Source: AP)

The collection is a melange of her travel to the Taj Mahal and a Banjara village. (Source: AP)

The designs by the Mumbai-based couturier showcase vibrant embroidery with Mughal-inspired motifs of elephants and flowers, set off with modern cuts making the garments look uber sophisticated. (Source: ArchanaKochharOfficial/Instagram)

The nomadic tribe of Banjaras is known for rustic mirror work. The collection uses digital prints of Taj Mahal motifs. The colour palette is ivory offset with multi-color thread work and mirror work. (Source: AP)

The collection focuses on contemporary silhouettes fused with Indian conventional cuts to highlight the concept of east-meets-west. (Source: AP)