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Chennai International Fashion Week: Driven by fashion

Celebrity showstoppers, stylish cuts, funky hairdos and guitar riffs… Chennai International Fashion Week brought them all together

The three-day Volvo Cars Chennai International Fashion Week concluded with a thunderous roar on Sunday night. Quite literally. While big blobs of rain beat down on the roof, it rained celebs on the ramp, at the closing show by New York-based designer Sanjana Jon. Khushboo, Suhasini Maniratnam, Vijay Yesudas and Aishwarya Rajesh were among the 20 showstoppers, who sashayed down the ramp in silks and chiffons, to support the designer’s ‘Save the Girl Child’ campaign.

Sanjana Jon
The New York-based designer plans to highlight issues such as female infanticide at the grand finale. Showcasing a fusion of East and West, Jon says she has  tried to “retain the richness of our tradition and culture.” While her western segment will feature breezy gowns in French chiffon and Italian georgette—highlighted with Swarovski and pearls—her Indian line will showcase lehengas with zardozi and saris in shades of gold, specially made for Chennai.

I’m very glad and honoured to interview this amazing personality today, who has come down to Chennai for “Chennai International Fashion Week-2015”, where the show has 22 celebrities which includes Suhasini Maniratnam, Kushboo along with her daughters, Singer Alaap Raju and Vijay Yesudas alongside actors Yashmith, Iyshwaya, Kiki Vijay, Ashok, Harish Uthaman, Sanjay Bharathi, Kanika, Sanam Shetty, Shristi Dange, Rituparna sen Gupta with celebrity photographer Karthik Srinivasan supported by Apsara Reddy and Chennai’s very own buddy “Prabhu Lakshman” walking the ramp as show stoppers for her. Let’s see what she has to say about fashion, movies and social causes.

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