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Indian Clothes Wow American Audience

on 2001/6/19 9:44:02 ( 1321 reads )


NEW YORK, June 9, 2001: Some time next year, when you walk into Saks on Fifth Avenue, don't be surprised to see clothes by Indian designers Rohit "Gudda" Bal, Rina Dhaka, Vivek Narang, Tarun Tahiliani and Raghavendra Rathore on the shelves. Their exhibition held at the home of Meera and Vikram Gandhi in Manhattan had the Saks' representatives walk in to take a look at their creations. Jacqueline Lundquist, wife of former U.S. ambassador to India Richard Celeste, played a key role in the event. "I was walking down the street one day in a sari, and I was stopped four times in 12 blocks by people who wanted to know what I was wearing and where they could get it. That was when I realized that there was a market potential for Indian clothes and these guys were all my friends so I decided to start off with a small display," she said. The designers were more than thrilled at the prospect.

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