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After ace designer Ritu Kumar's ethnic line, Leena Taneja stole the second show on the first day of Kolkata Fashion Week II with her Audrey Hepburn Classic Collection.
"I am hightly impressed with Hepburn's style and attitude...the perfect blend of gentle beauty and boldness. I find it hard to break out of this influence. But finally I managed to showcase my collection that has the essence of Hepburn, but is not a copy of her completely," Taneja said after the show.
Taneja's collection comprised of mainly tunics and gowns. "I stuck to my signature metallic colour palette...be it silver or gold."
The designer used Swarovski crystals, sequins, metals, perals, zardozi and pure fabrics like cotton, silks, georgetes and chiffons in her collection.
"This is my tribute to women who always wanted to be known for their bold, beautiful and sexy desires...it's for the modern rebellious woman," Taneja said.
Popular Bengali film actor Paoli Dam showstopped in a shimmery bronze gown.
"This is the first time I walked the ramp and trust me, it's not a brainless job. I was really nervous. But I enjoyed my look...holding the cigar. Obviously I can't even dare to match up to Hepburn's style statement, but I kept her in mind while walking the ramp," Dam said.
Here's a glimpse of Taneja in a proud moment on the ramp with her sexy showstopper modelled by Dam.