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Shweta Nanda and Brett Lee grace the ramp for couture finale

New Delhi: Shweta Nanda, daughter of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Aussie cricketer Brett Lee provided a a perfect ending to the Delhi Couture Week, gracing the runway for the finale show by designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

It is no secret that the designers are a hot favourite of the Bachchan family and Shweta, donning a three-dimensional lotus motif dress, carried off herself gracefully on the ramp last night while Brett, wearing a beige dhoti and off-white sherwani showed the world that his skills go beyond the popping crease.

"I loved the drama, the dazzle and the lotus. It makes you feel special and the clothes gave me the confidence," Shweta said after the show.

Echoing similar sentiments, Lee who also launched his fashion label at the couture week, said, "I am honoured to walk the ramp for them and they have used amazing materials".

"I`ll wear this dress when I play against India next time," he jokingly said.

Jani and Khosla, returning to capital after four years paid a tribute to Hollywood glam dolls Madonna, Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue, with their collection, `ALMOST 24`.

"For the first time we have tried to be experimental, funky and avant-garde with a new concept. We thought it would be fun and the response has been good. Its timeless elegance meets here and now, in your face, rock chick glamour," said Jani.

"This is 21st Century India in all her myriad glory. There`s all the tehzeeb of the past tinged with a tongue in cheek nonchalance," said Khosla.

The designers admit they prepared for the show in 12 hours and the dancers on the ramp made it all the more special, though they wanted to have them in more numbers.

The sensual collection had saris, empire line jackets, and gowns.

The collection was divided into three parts? `Abaan` which had multi coloured floral thread embroidery with bling, `Sonaar` which payed homage to `Sonar Kella`, the book and film by Satyajit Ray and `Shabb` which had a monotone of Gothic black forms.

Cheering the designer duo in the front row were celebrities like Dimple Kapadia, Rinki Khanna, and Shobha De.

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