Wearing a sari by Gaurang Shah‘s spring summer collection, Indian supermodel Carol Gracias is the first pregnant woman to walk the runway in India and her baby bump stole the show at India’s Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 in Mumbai.
Here’s what she had to say,
I have been doing his (Gaurang’s) shows for many years now, so this time as usual he called and asked if he could book me. I told him I was pregnant and he still asked if I would walk for the show.
So, I gave it a thought, and realised that the clothes to be showcased are meant for all kinds of women. I thought if the designer would like me in his show, then why not? I really enjoyed the experience.
The designer wasn’t hesitant to have her model his sari saying,
My assistant asked me what do we do? Do we still ask her to walk? And I thought well, what’s the big deal? It’s a natural thing. Even while draping the sari, I thought she’d want to cover up but she was very confident and tied the sari low-waist. I asked her: would you be able to walk with high heels and she just said: ‘I’ll do it!’ … And it connected with the audiences. Even though it wasn’t planned that way, she became my showstopper!
Here’s a picture of the designer Gaurang Shah, taking a bow after his show.
On a platform where body image is everything, it’s special to see this mom to be cradle her bump while she struts the runway and she looks stunning!