Mumbai: Lots of colour along with four dozen models of different ages and sizes on the ramp. That is how the third day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 ended as Sabyasachi Mukherjee presented men, women and children on the ramp, with his muse Vidya Balan cheering in the front row along with actress Sridevi.
Both Vidya and Sridevi looked ravishing in saris. While Vidya was wearing an off-white saree with a black border and peach pink blouse, Sridevi was dressed in a green sari with golden border and red blouse.
"Sabyasachi never ceases to amaze. He is someone who always manages to better himself. It was a fantastic collection and regular clothes were used so beautifully. He is truly an Indian designer because he uses Indian designs and fabrics for all his collections," Vidya Balan told reporters after the show.
Presenting styles favoured by girls in Patiala, Sabyasachi added touches of Kathak and Kathakali for the silhouettes and the music and presentation.
Using khadi, organza, net, silk and velvet and beautiful thread work from Kashmir with Zardozi in shimmering silver with floral designs but restrained bling, the show was an experience of ethnic fashion.
Sridevi, who was enthralled with the collection, said: "It was a fantastic collection. I loved every design."
Other celebrities who were seen in the show were Boney Kapoor, Rahul Bose, R. Balakrishnan and Shraddha Kapoor.
Twenty-three entries comprising groups of models wearing similar outfits in different colour blocking gave the viewers a unique choreography experience.
"I have dedicated this collection to the Indian people," Sabyasachi said.
Mitul Sengupta, a Kathak dancer dazzled with her expert foot work and to the beat of her Kathak chants.
The show summed up with the sound of Vande Mataram.