New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor dazzled Sunday night as she walked the ramp in noted fashion designer Manish Malhotra`s couture show as a surprise showstopper on the third-day of the ongoing Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week in the capital.
Dressed in white lehenga and heavily embroidered red backless overcoat with embellished gold work, the actress opened the designer`s bridal collection inspired from the old world charm and majestic opulence of royalty that prevailed in India during 1930-1940.
Actress Urmila Matondkar also made a rare guest appearance for Manish`s show.
The collection was an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary silhouettes with a touch of British influence.
"I have reinterpreted the 1930 and 1940s style of clothing in my designs. The collection had a flare of everything that a couture garment should have. I felt it`s the time to move away from duplication and revisit the classic style with glamorous look," said Manish Malhotra.
The women`s wear included ghagaras, lehengas, suits and saris and the colour palatte ranged from cherry reds and burgundy with tones of mint green, aqua, and off whites.
Unlike other designers, Manish was the first one to show both women`s wear and men`s wear on the ramp at the ongoing couture week.
The men`s wear collection showcased heavily embroidered shervanis in shades of black, burgundy, royal blue, beige and gold.
"I also showcased men`s wear line because I thought why to keep the bridegrooms alone. They are as conscious of their style nowadays as the brides. It`s time they also get their due importance," said Manish.
Also present in the front row was actress Sonakshi Sinha, who previously walked the ramp for Shantanu-Nikhil`s show, besides Shweta Nanda and Jas Arora.