Former Miss India Manasvi Mamgai, who danced at US President Donald Trump’s pre-inaugural party, looked stunning in a white long trailed wedding gown as she walked as a showstopper for designer duo Karan and Leon’s label Karleo here.
Mamgai, who walked the ramp on the popular classic “Pretty Woman” by Roy Ornison, donned a white hand painted gown embellished with Swarovski and an over seven metre long trail and veil at the ongoing forth edition of India Beach Fashion Week 2017.
About the showstopper dress, Mamgai told IANS: “I have been a model for the past six-seven years and I have never seen an outfit so big… it’s very nice that I have worn it…the sheer amount of dedication that has been put into this outfit.. I have tried doing justice to it.”
The duo showcased a wide range of cascading skirts, jumpsuits, halter tops, dresses and gala gowns in shades of blacks, whites and reds for their line “Noir Love”.
Leon told IANS that it took them 1500 man hours to create the showstopper’s look.
“The technique was dividing it into parts… first it was hand-painted then treated with chemicals…So that it can be dry-cleaned…it has been highlighted by Swarovski crystals, which have been put by hand…We used 60 to 70 yards of cloth to bring together this masterpiece,” he added.
The designer said that Mamgai’s strong fashion background led to her to their show.
“Carrying off such a dress not easy…it needs a proper fashion model and at the same time, someone who has a strong personality.”
Held at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, India Beach Fashion Week 2017 will conclude on Wednesday, when connoisseur of luxury fashion wear Suneet Varma will showcase his grand finale collection.