Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor is walking the ramp as a showstopper for emerging talents Kallol Datta and husband-wife duo Pankaj and Nidhi at the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFK). The No. 1 Bollywood star has taken this decision in a bid to promote the budding designers, who received a standing ovation from the audience for their scintillating show at Winter/Festive grand finale last night.
Wearing a black and white knee length dress with jacket and black leggings teamed with stand-out eye make up, Kareena Kapoor, popularly called Bebo, walked the ramp first for Kallol. For Pankaj and Nidhi, Kareena looked stunning in a jet black basket woven top with infusions of leather with long fringe detailing.
Usually established designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Narendra Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani are allotted the grand finale slot, but this time younger designers were given the chance to bring the curtains down on the five-day fashion extravaganza. This year's outfit of Kareena Kapoor contradicted with ace designer Manish Malhotra's finale outfit in the previous season where she was the show stopper.
This season she went dark as compared to her angelic look for Malhotra earlier. Talking to PTI, Kareena Kapoor said, "I have been on ramp earlier. I am very happy to be able to encourage new talent. It is an honour to be wearing their collection on the ramp. I should be thanking them for giving me this opportunity to wear these clothes. It was electrifying to see the reception this designers got today."