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Chiffon poncho and embroidered trousers. Collection: Dance of the Seven Veils, 2004; model: Kiran Vajpayee. Photo: Bharat Sikka
1/8Chiffon poncho and embroidered trousers. Collection: Dance of the Seven Veils, 2004; model: Kiran Vajpayee. Photo: Bharat Sikka
Jamewar gilet with cigarette pants in thread and bead embroidery. Collection Jamewar, 1989; model: Mehr Jessia. Photo: Prabuddha Dasgupta.
2/8Jamewar gilet with cigarette pants in thread and bead embroidery. Collection Jamewar, 1989; model: Mehr Jessia. Photo: Prabuddha Dasgupta.
Collection: La Belle Epoque, 2009. Photo: Pommy Issar
3/8Collection: La Belle Epoque, 2009. Photo: Pommy Issar
Velvet drape with rosettes and handcrafted armband. Collection: Flights of Fancy, 1997 ; model: Inder Sudan. Photo: Tarun Khiwal
4/8Velvet drape with rosettes and handcrafted armband. Collection: Flights of Fancy, 1997 ; model: Inder Sudan. Photo: Tarun Khiwal
Silk velvet block-printed and bejewelled tunic and jacket with feathered turban. Collection: La Belle Époque, 2009; model: Tamara Moss. Photo: Vibhash Tiwari
5/8Silk velvet block-printed and bejewelled tunic and jacket with feathered turban. Collection: La Belle Époque, 2009; model: Tamara Moss. Photo: Vibhash Tiwari
Sequin sheeted chiffon sari with handmade necklace and bejewelled turban. Collection: Pirates of Couture, 2010; model: Gabriela Bertante. Photo: Vibhash Tiwari.
6/8Sequin sheeted chiffon sari with handmade necklace and bejewelled turban. Collection: Pirates of Couture, 2010; model: Gabriela Bertante. Photo: Vibhash Tiwari.
Blue beaded corset and skirt in silk georgette and tulle. Collection: Dance of the Seven Veils, 2004; model: Kiran Vajpayee. Photo: Bharat Sikka
7/8Blue beaded corset and skirt in silk georgette and tulle. Collection: Dance of the Seven Veils, 2004; model: Kiran Vajpayee. Photo: Bharat Sikka
Ombré-dyed crushed silk dress with ribbon and Swarovski embroidered bodice. Collection: Enchanted Forest, 2008; model: Karima. Photo: Vibhash TiwariTiwari.
8/8Ombré-dyed crushed silk dress with ribbon and Swarovski embroidered bodice. Collection: Enchanted Forest, 2008; model: Karima. Photo: Vibhash TiwariTiwari.
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