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Actresses Aditi Rao Hydari and Kangana Ranaut added Bollywood glamour to bespoke couture ensembles of designers Tarun Tahiliani and Anju Modi respectively on the opening night of the India Couture Week (ICW) here on Wednesday. For the opening show by Tahiliani, a veteran in the Indian fashion couture market, Aditi exuded elegance in a muted but Swarovski-embellished lehenga with a gossamer veil, which the designer held as she walked to take a final bow. Tahiliani promptly added: "Absolutely... Every bride wants to do that. It's not just a groom's purview in a 'baraat' (wedding procession). Now the brides dance more."
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Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi praised Tahiliani's knack for designs which are rooted in heritage and tradition, yet modern.
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Kangana Ranaut at India Couture Week
Kangana closed the show for Anju Modi with an effortless and confident walk across the ramp in a jewel-tone, Victorian era inspired ensemble from the line 'A Maiden's Prayer'. She wore an embroidered cape which stole the limelight as she walked to the tunes of Beethoven's Swan Song.
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Aditi Rao Hydari at India Couture Week
ICW is being jointly presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance.
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Kangana Ranaut is a Victorian chic bride at Anju Modi’s India Couture Week 2018 show
Describing her outfit and look after the show, Kangana told the media: "This is a a Victorian cape, and I have taken the look very seriously. I am in full character, and I feel I can break into a dialogue." She said Modi's designers are "surreal" and "the choreography and the set design were "enchanting".