The ‘King of Zebra Prints’ – Roberto Cavalli has arrived in Delhi with his entourage that consists of his girlfriend, daughter Cristiana and the top management of Cavalli. He was received by the his partners in India – the Infinite Luxury Group’s Sahiba Narang and Manav Gangwani in style. A custom-styled limousine drove Cavalli to the Taj Palace Hotel where he checked-in to the hotel’s prestigious ‘Lotus Suite.’
Did you know that Roberto Cavalli suffered two decades of obscurity before being rediscovered in 1990? He started with a bang in 70s, disappeared and then came back with a vengeance after two decades. Roberto Cavalli has a busy itinerary. He attends the press today at the store at DLF Emporio and then inaugurates the Cavalli Cafe, which is overseen by his daughter – Cristiana and then attends the exclusive bash hosted in his honour by Shalini and Sanjay Passi at their most-talked-about house at Golf Links.
If you wondering why Passis had the privilege of hosting Cavalli, the answer is that Shalini Passi is probably one of the most loyal Cavalli fan and earns the reputation of being the fattest Cavalli customer here. Haven’t we seen the lady in those zebra prints umpteen times? Besides the Passi residence is probably the most opulent houses in India where almost Rupees 300 Crores were spent on the interiors. I never had the privilege to have a look but whoever been there say, ‘It’s like a museum dude!’.
The bash is very-very exclusive and interestingly the 100-odd guests who are invited are suppose to dress in ethnic Indian wear.
And hey, don’t try to gate-crash. It’s so damn ‘LS’!
The PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 kicks-off today (8th August 2012) at the Taj Palace Hotel with two heavy-weight designers – Varun Bahl and JJ Valaya. Bahl calls his couture collection – India, Nouveau - and attempts to merge the classic evergreens of old India with the outlook of modern Indian dressing tastes.
JJ Valaya, a master of opulence is doing an off-site show at The Grand Hotel. When I asked if the show is indoors or outdoors, Valaya said, “It is both indoors and outdoors.” Expect some real grandeur at Valaya’s.