Bollywood diva Lisa Haydon, despite her ill-health, turned perfect muse for her designer friend Tarun Tahiliani on day two of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 at Ambience Mall New Delhi. Lisa looked like a princess in her bronze embellished gown from Tahiliani’s collection aptly titled, “Our Eclectic New World”.
“Yes I have fever. But sometimes you can’t leave people in the lurch. You have to do it. Everything that has gone out had my name on it. I had to show up. I would never let him down. We are very good friends”, said Lisa after the show to reporters.
The actress said she shares a special bond with Tahiliani, who was the first designer she worked with when she returned to India.
“He was the first designer I shot with when I moved back to India from Australia. We have been friends since I was nobody and he was what he is now. He worked with me inspite of that. It has been years. He is a mentor and we talk about everything, not just work,” Lisa further added.
“It has been nine years that we have known each other. And what I like most about her is that she has not changed a bit,” he said.
The bridal collection was light and comfortable as opposed to the typical heavy-weighed clothes that brides opt for on their D-day.
“I feel there is an overdose of everything now. We are going over the top with the bridal wear. So, we should be low key and go back to basics. That is what I did this time,” Tarun Tahiliani said.
Colour palette was quite varied with inclusion of renditions of gold, ivory, jade, red, cobalt, soft blush, powder blue and black.
The outfits featured silk French knots, jaali-work, tiny pearls and minuscule Swarovski crystals. The silhouettes ranged from statement lehengas, jackets, dramatic corsets, lehenga-sarees and party-ready kurtas.
The jackets had an elaborate lining of charmeuse satin printed with a secret befitting the wearer a Mughal inspired motif of a procession of elephants.