Carol Gracias breaks convention, flaunts baby bump on ramp

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Visibly pregnant models were never a trend in Indian fashion shows till supermodel Carol Gracias, flaunting her baby bump, came down the runway for designer Gaurang Shah on the second day of the summer-resort edition of Lakme Fashion Week on Thursday.

“Mom to be Carol Gracias walking for Gaurang Shah at Lakme Fashion Week,” the designer posted on his Instagram page soon after the show.

Carol flaunted a beautiful green and pink sari but it was not the designs but the confidence of soon to be mother while taking the walk that grabbed eyeballs of people present in the show area.

Shah’s Spring Summer-16 collection “Calico” sought to pay reverence to the aesthetics of early 20th century Indian royalty and also unite traditional Indian textiles with vintage silhouettes.

While song writer and singer Manasi Scott set the tone playing a beautiful composition of Indian Jazz music as 40 models walked gracefully down the ramp one after another, it was Carol who stole the limelight in the show with her grace – and has hopefully laid foundation for the trend.

(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of Lakme Fashion Week organisers. Nivedita can be contacted at

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