HINDUSTAN TIMES NEW DELHI, JUNE 28, 2001
Rina Dhaka and
Rina Dhaka and
Early this month (June 5, to be precise), five of India's
top designers hit New York: Thrun Thhiliani, Rohit
Bal, Rina Dhaka, Vivek Narang and Raghuvendra
Rathore. The Trunk show, put together and promoted
by Jacqueline Lundquist and Bianca Jagger was
held at the home of Meera and Vikram Gandhi of;
There was much excitement when Uma Thurman
walked in and bought six outfits from Vivek Narang
and two from Rohit Bal. This was then followed by a
bevy of New York socialites like Susan Fales- HiII,
Harolyn Blackwell and Lisa Woodward. Also in
attendance were Marvin Traub, past chairman of
Bloomingdale's with his wife, and designer Victor
Costa. From amchi Mumbai, there was Rita Mehta
and her beautiful daughter Farah who helped model
the clothes. Mohan and Gunni Murjani, who also
hosted a party the night before at their home, were
there for a large part of the day. Sam Bada, who
manages the Radisson - home to many Mumo
baikars - and his wife strolled in towards the end of
the evening with Sushil and Lata Malhotra of the
Indian restaurant, Dawat.
The designers had told Meera Gandhi that she could
donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity of her
choice and she has chosen the American India Fund
for victims of the Gujarat Earthquake.
The show was a super success and attended by
about 300 people.
The Indo-American community turned out in tull
swing. Anita Trehan, Swati Pandit, Martha Sud and
Pallavi among others.
MTV's house of style was on hand to capture the
event and host Molly Simms looked ravishing in Rina
Dhaka's sari. Good luck as Indian designers hit the
American markets in the remaining cities of
Washington, LA and San Francisco.