Lakme India Fashion Week has become a major television event - even DD is covering it this year. Breathless reporters are swallowing every piece of crap designers are dishing out. From how their collections are inspired by everything from Jimi Hendrix to the DPS sex clip. Everything but real men and women and what they might be interested in wearing.
One of the more entertaining bits of the coverage is on 'Headlines Today', where journalist Kanika Gahlaut and p3 person Bandana Tewari rate the style sense of some of the socialites who come to watch the shows. Dissected so far : Ritu Beri, Ramona Garware and Amita 'someone' Singh.
While Bandana, as a member of the tribe, is forced to stay on the diplomatic side, Kanika is cheerfully bitchy. Author of the hilarious 'Tales from the Chaterati' (a book that inspected the page 3 phenomenon before Page 3, the movie, but never quite got its share of the limelight) Kanika has no love lost for the professional celebrity.
As she wryly observes,"If these women are here in support of Indian designers, why are they flaunting their Prada shoes and Chanel bags?"
Good question. Any answers?