Enough has been written on Dolce & Gabbana’s Naples show. Past weekend, the designer duo Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce staged their 99-look Alta Moda show on the tiny cobbled streets of the city’s oldest quarter before an invited audience of clients and editors. The Italian house’s answer to couture was inspired by Sophia Loren, who grew up not far from the show’s location.
This story is more about the designer duo’s heart-warming interpersonal skills. I chanced upon a photograph of Delhi’s flamboyant fashionista – JP Singh partying with Stefano at the after party on the beach on Stefano’s Instagram account. I called up JP and enquired what’s he doing in Naples. The surdy said that Domenico warmly invited him for this exclusive show and is pampering him.
No doubt Domenico and Stefano wouldn’t invest time and energy on any tom-dick & harry. JP’s extravagant ways must be an influencing factor but what is interesting thing to note that how designers of one of the world’s top fashion label develop relationship with a prospective client. Domenico asked his assistant, Francesca to get a bespoke jacket painted with Napoli sky on it exclusively for his new friend for the show. Not only that, they even hosted JP at their farmhouse.
Business of fashion is tough. Designers’ creative skills are important but so is the art of building relationship. JP sure is floored by the VIP treatment extended to him by Domenico and Stefano for their men’s show, jewelry show, womenswear show and the extravaganza at Napoli where select 200 guests were invited from world over. In return our Desi dude hasn’t given any business to D&G yet. But relationship building is all about pampering. The fruits come later.
Not often celebrity designers come down from their high-horses. The one who does, win!
Check-out this video where an elderly Sikh gentleman breaks into an impromptu dance gig with a girl half his age and how his inimitable style charms other women to join in.
This gentleman is the real rockstar. His gestures, moves and touches are innocent, funny and not offensive. He wins over the ladies with his groovy moves, which is part Bhangra, part Bollywood. I would say, ‘Sardarji is a PLAYER!’
See the video here: Rockstar Surdy https://vimeo.com/174723101
Delhi’s first-family of homegrown luxury brand, the Chawlas of Ravissant fame are now becoming more infamous for estranged family relationships. The saga of ‘sour relationships’ in Ravi and Mina Chawla’s family started decades back with their estranged daughter-in-law. The family had so much hate for the daughter-in-law that they ousted their own blood, the son. The daughters added fuel to fire and ensured that even the grand-daughter is not spared. More about the vendetta with the son, daughter-in-law and the grand-daughter in my next story about this famous’ family’s dirty tricks.
The two daughters of Ravi and Mina Chawla – Malini and Charu married successful men. Most recently Charu separated from her lawyer husband, Chetan Anand (lawyer R K Anand’s son). She has barred the estranged hubby from meeting their child. I am not spilling any private family matter in public domain. Charu Chawla herself has made it ‘public’ by changing her Facebook status to ‘single’ so please spare me the morality sermons.
Malini and Arjun Sehgal marriage is also on the rocks. Not sure about the exact status but yes the hubby is told whom to talk to, whom to sit with and whom to be seen with by the wifey. Chawlas have a penchant for control and hold on to the leash.
Loyal employees who spent their life at Ravissant were accused of fraud and jailed. Why not??? They have clout and money power. If blood relations and family can be whipped, who the hell are employees? Yours truly too will now get harangued in numerous ways but fact is a fact.
This piece is an honest one and strips Salman Khan off his aura and halo that he so magnificently created about him. We are probably a miniscule section that appreciate this article.