Delhi Couture week opens with Varun Bahl show

Updated: Jul 23, 2011, 10:54 AM IST

New Delhi: Designer Varun Bahl`s show opened the second edition of Synergy 1 Delhi Couture Week but it was Madhuri Dixit Nene who hogged the limelight sitting on the front row despite arriving quite late.

The 44-year-old actress came late an hour which resulted in a delay in the inaugural act.

Madhuri, who wore a Swarovski studded white anarkali and was seen analysing the coutures created by the designer, refused to answer journalists` queries post-show.

The show brought back the era of French courtly debauchery as Bahl beautifully presented a contemporary interpretation of France`s most celebrated and berated queens. He, however, kept the Indian aesthetics alive with zardozi lehangas, farshi-pyajamas and anarkalis.

The colour palette consisted of pistachio hues to deep, wines, maroons, golden and ivory shades.

The royal look in the dresses were brought by air-like tulle, shimmering damasks and cascading chiffons which were nicely topped with majestic velvet jackets.