LFW Autumn 2009: ‘Barbie’ All Dolled Up

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Lakme Fashion Week started off with a show commemorating 50 years of Barbie. Several Indian designers had previously submitted their designs as to how they would dress the doll and the winning design would be then be worn by former model and now actress Katrina Kaif.

The show started off with Walushca Robinson in a pink Vikram Phadnis creation (already seen on Priyanka at the last LFW -see inside) and with models showcasing more outfits by various other designers. The winning design was Nishka Lulla’s, whose design was a tiered mini with a brocade bodice (as seen on Katrina). The best part of the show though was Waluscha’s daughter Chanel who while wearing a net gown designed by ‘The Shirt Company’ accompanied her mother on the ramp. So Awwwww.

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Left: Waluscha Robinson in Vikram Phadnis
Right: Katrina Kaif in Nishka Lulla

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Left: Wendell Rodricks Design
Right: Abdul Haldar Design

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Left: Jyoti Gupta Design
Right: Chanel Robinson wearing ‘The Shirt Company’


Priyanka Chopra for Vikram Phadnis, Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2009

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. awww I love all these dresses! They stayed true to Barbie’s character with big, bold, fuffy dresses :) I reallly like the first row, and priyanka’s dress..they’re so big!

    Jyoti Gupta’s design is actually very cute, something I could see on a celebrity.

    Chanel is succcch a cutie :) Future model in the making!

  2. That winning Barbie dress is beyond ugly and it does not suit Katrina at all. Her shoulders are too broad for it.

    Only the little girl looks cute.

  3. Jyoti Gupta’s design looks a bit like the winner Juli’s design from Australia’s Project Runway. But I love the tiny pleating details in Jyoti’s design

  4. Wow, Barbie…good ol’ days :)

    Chanel is sooooo cute! And Waluscha really does like a princess…
    For some reason I feel like Katrina is not doing justice to the dress.

  5. i think its the angle of the picture thats making katrina’s body look weird..
    however does priyanka look GOOD or what???!!!??

    i wish priyanka and katrina had swapped dresses lol

  6. Katrina doesnt justify the Barbie look at all. She looks too broad and almost much older though she probably isnt. I can only think of Sonam Kapoor who could have looked like Barbie. But definitely not in that ugly dress.

  7. aww how cute!
    Nishka Lulla’s dress is really cute, but Vikram Phadnis is more barbie-princessy like. i guess they gave it to nishka cuz her’s wasnt typical?
    Abdul Haldar’s is terrible! why would you dress a doll – thats supposed to bring a smile to child’s face – in brown???

  8. i think nishka’s outfit is amazin! its different n innovativie beautiful n the most barbie-ish . its different n girlish n has the indian touch most importantly which the other outfits lacked considering its barbie in india. the colourr r vibrant while the cut is young


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