I thought true-blue fashionistas follow the thumb-rule of wearing the host designer’s creations at their shows and soirees. It’s a way of showing solidarity. But I was shocked to discover that the busty-lusty Elizabeth Hurley wore Dior to the Valentino Garavani Archives Dinner Party at Versailles. Interestingly it wasn’t a one time faux pas. Liz Hurley wore Dior even at Valentino Haute Couture Show in Paris the same afternoon. For the Valentino Couture show Liz wore a pink silk georgette Dior dress and for the evening gala dinner she looked tempting in a lilac silk chiffon bustier Dior dress. It’s like a double slap for Valentino and at the same time a double-whammy for Christian Dior.
It’s not that Elizabeth Hurley didn’t have any Valentino dresses in her closet. Arun Nayyar definitely splurges on her.
I don’t know if I am right about the thumb-rule of donning the dress of the designer whose show or the dinner you attending. What do you say folks? In fact I have seen Kalyani Shah Chawla, our very own Dior ambassador in Pratap jacket or a shirt at Pratap’s show. In fact here if we spot a real fashionista in a Sabyasachi number at Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal exposition, tabloids will go screaming ‘Breaking News – Breaking News’.