As part of their all-India tour to promote public awareness against female foeticide and aids, designer Sanjana Jon along with the Century Group presented a night of music, masti and fashion. A perfect start to the weekend for many, the evening witnessed fashionistas and celebrities from filmdom pledging their support to the cause.
The event kick-started with a fashion show. Sanjana’s creations were all about bringing out the various shades of women. The show touched upon saris in earthy tones with sequenced borders, teamed with interesting blouses. This was then followed by a series of anarkalis in colours of blue, pink and yellow with minimal sequences near the neckline and at the end of the chudidhars. Also making it to the show was a sequence of dresses and gowns.
Mainly in chiffon, these flowy dresses in shades of blues, cream and greens, stood out on the ramp. The showstopper for the evening, Stefania Fernandez, the reigning Miss Universe, looked her stunning best in a white gown. This being her first time in the City, she said, “So far, I have had a great time and the people here are so warm and welcoming. Fashion has always been a huge part of me but I would like to use this platform to promote greater causes and hopefully the others too, will join in.”
This was then followed by an energetic performance by popular music directors Sajid and Wajid Ali, who belted out numbers from their recent films like Wanted, Hello and others. “Listening to them live is a different experience altogether. The numbers are so peppy that you can’t help but shake a leg,” said a guest. The duo then announced that they are creating a special song for this cause which will be on the same lines as Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, and will feature around 60 celebrities pledging their support. Amongst many guests, there were also brief appearances by Riya Sen, Zulfi Zayed and Fardeen Khan.