12032023-LSTL-01.qxd 3/11/2023 10:47 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He’s here One of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, John Wick, starring global icon Keanu Reeves, is back with a new chapter! John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theatres on March 24. LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 12 MARCH 2023 Ramp to wardrobe Mona F ASHION is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life... said American photographer Bill Cunningham. Going by the number of interesting looks, some old, others new, upgraded, upcycled versions of hundreds of years old fabric and techniques, brought to us by the designers on the ramp, it looks like we have God’s plenty to sail through the summer. Here are a few looks to find inspiration in... Lauren, who was a former Big Boss runner-up, shared the news on her Instagram account. Posing at the backdrop of Hollywood icon, Lauren wrote in the caption, “SPECIAL NEWS!!! I’m performing on ‘Naatu Naatu’ at the OSCARS!!!!!! I’m beyond excited to represent India on the most prestigious stage in the world. Wish me luck!!!” Composer-singer Vishal Dadlani congratulated Lauren saying, “Whoa @laurengottlieb ! That’s big!” Actor Karan Tacker wrote, “Woah!!! That’s massive ! All the best!” Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will perform the song on the Oscar stage. — ANI LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE Trends may come and go, but the magic of black and white is here to stay, and slay. Go halfsies – upper white, bottom black, like the collection of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall-Winter 2023/24 for Dior during Paris Fashion Week or Anavila Mishra’s opening show Dabu at Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI SS’23, who created sheer magic with the two tones. Dabu paid homage to an ancient hand block printing technique from Rajasthan which can be traced to about 675 AD. LUSCIOUS LILAC Rakul Preet Singh walks the ramp showcasing a creation of designer Shruti Sancheti KHADI DOMINATED LFW Now, splash some colour to sail through the day confidently. And, going through the collections, lilac is still going strong. A glitzy all-lilac dress from the Pierre Cardin at Paris Fashion Week or FDCI Innovators—Akaaro at LFW—crop top, jacket and stripped skirt, there is plenty to play with all shades of purple. Men can too comfortably experiment with plain or printed ensembles. Divyam Mehta’s traditional wear for men takes different prints for the top and bottom! PUNCH-HOLE CUT-OUTS Cut-outs are getting even more daring with each season. If you are open to some skin show, round, oval or triangle, go for ensembles that just give a peek. If conventional is your style, take inspiration from Pierre Cardin’s latest Paris outing with round cut-outs. The model completes the look with white bottom. Stick to footwear in the same hue to make the legs look longer. PLAY WITH THE SILHOUETTES Asymmetric silhouettes are sure winning hearts this season. Nitin Bal Chauhan’s collection, The Outsider, offers unusual off-centre design detailing that was eye catching. “It doesn’t get bigger in this country than Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI. So, definitely we wanted to bring in our best elements to surprise the Black and white is the hallmark of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest collection CATAPULTING KHADI Versatility that co-ord sets offer is immense. For Shruti Sancheti’s Khadi collection, Khadder, at Lakmé Fashion Week brought in geometric motifs like stripes and checks. The colour palette was devoted to soft and earthy tones to match the texture of the fabric. The hand-block printing was the focal point of the line, with embellishments like cord embroidery and exquisite mukaish work. The wide array of comfortable duster jackets, perky boleros, practical co-ord sets, long layer-friendly dresses and bundies offered both Indian and western styles. Showstopper, Rakul Preet Singh, looked stunning in a four-piece navy/grey creation—a pair of perky shorts, panelled, slit, maxi skirt, intricately embroidered bralette and a long, luxuriously, embellished, floor-sweeping robe. “Khadi is perceived as a serious, limiting, antiquated and austere fabric. In our collec- Sanskari bhabhi! The makers of Rani Mukherjee’s upcoming film Mrs Chatterjee v/s Norway had a press meet on Friday. Karan Johar, a dear friend of Rani, joined the discussion with the lead actor and the team. Rani touched Karan’s feet which won the hearts of millions. Reacting to Rani’s gesture, Karan said, “Our relationship is unique. When I was young, she used to be my sister, then she became bhabhi (sister-in-law). Taking a cue tion Khadder, we want to relay the fact that khadi is fun, versatile, contemporary and can be used in occasion wear. We firmly believe that this beautiful fabric has the potential to become globally relevant. It epitomises restrained opulence and understated luxury,” says Shruti Sancheti. SAREE STYLED FOR COMFORT It’s time to give sarees a new spin. Pair a sixyard with a peplum top, dress it with shoes and seedha palla for convenience, and there you have the look from khadi India on ramp transported to very comfortable and convenient signature style! MATCHY MATCH Moving from desi, traditional wear, fuscia seems to have won western designers’ attention too. Versace’s latest outing just prior to Oscars in Los Angeles, had a model don a fuscia dress with self patterned jacket, accessorised with footwear and bag in same hue. Pick your colour, and go matchy-match head to toe! Stars shine at South Asian Excellence pre-Oscars event PREITY ZINTA AND JR NTR MINDY KALING (R) WITH GUESTS Rani Mukherjee touches feet of Karan Johar at Mrs. Chatterjee v/s Norway event from Karan’s words, Rani said, “But won’t become your mother any day.” The videos of funny banter between two besties are doing the rounds on the internet. —ANI A model presents a creation of Pierre Cardin at Paris Fashion Week The party begins ‘Medicines’ found from Delhi farmhouse where the actor partied said a senior police official. Post-mortem of the veteran actor was conducted at Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital here. A senior police official said that they had received information regarding Kaushik’s death from Fortis Hospital in Gurugram. The actor-writer-director Kaushik — remembered as Calendar (his character in Mr India) — passed away late on Wednesday. — IANS Asymmetric silhouette is popularised by designer Nitin Bal Chauhan audience so that it doesn’t get dull and boring. We push boundaries and make things that look different,” says Nitin. New angle to Satish Kaushik death case Investigators probing the death of 66-year-old noted Bollywood actor Satish Kaushik have recovered some “medicines” from the farmhouse where he attended a party, an official said on Saturday. “We are waiting for an autopsy report to ascertain the cause of his death. Some medicines were recovered from the farmhouse in Bijwasan where Kaushik attended a party. A list of guests has also been made,” American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb is going to perform on the Oscar-nominated song Naatu Naatu on the Academy stage on March 12. American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb will perform on Naatu Naatu at the Oscars Cut, colour, co-ord or contrast, here are the designer looks to take inspiration from A model walks the runway during the Versace Fall-Winter 2023 She’s the chosen one PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND RAM CHARAN c m y b South Asian Excellence at the Oscars event was held at Los Angeles on March 10, where stars gathered at Paramount Studios to honour nominees from the likes of RRR, All That Breathes, The Elephant Whisperers and Everything Everywhere All At Once. The night was hosted by Priyanka Chopra and Anjula Acharia, with co-chairs Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Kal Penn, Aziz Ansari, Bela Bajaria, Radhika Jones, Joseph Patel, Shruti Ganguly and Anita Chatterjee. Other stars in attendance included Guneet Monga, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Preity Zinta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nick Jonas, Hannah Simone, Freida Pinto, Aasif Mandvi, and others. Nick Jonas’ younger brother Frankie Jonas and his girlfriend Anna Olson also attended the event. Singer Ali Sethi not only attended the event, but also seemed to have had a ball performing among his peers. At the event, Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in a glittery white outfit by Falguni Shane Peacock. Embellished with silver embroidery and feather details, she flaunted her svelte frame in this head-turning body-hugging ensemble. PAY PARITY FOR PRIYANKA Priyanka Chopra admitted that for the first time in her 22-old-career, she had pay parity when she shot Citadel, during her conversation with Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke at the inauguration of the South by Southwest Film Festival. The actor put forward her version with a bit of scepticism. “I might get into trouble for (saying this), depends on who’s watching,” she said on Friday. “I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for now 22 years, and I have done about almost 70-plus features and two TV shows,” she continued. “But when I did Citadel, it was the first time in my career that I had pay parity.” ANI FRIENDSHIP REQUEST American actor Ike Barinholtz, who has appeared in films such as Disaster Movie, the Neighbors franchise and Suicide Squad, seems to be a big fan of Indian actor NTR Jr as he asked his friend and actress Mindy Kaling if the RRR actor asked about him. Mindy, who was co-hosting a celebration of South Asian Oscar nominees, dropped a slew of pictures. In one image she is also seen posing with NTR Jr. She captioned the image, “Last night I was honoured to co-host a celebration of South Asian Oscar nominees. Met so many new friends and hugged old ones, and was inspired by the talent all around me. Barinholtz took to the comments’ section and wrote: “Did Jr NTR ask about me? Would he want to possibly be friends with me?”— IANS
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