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TETE-A-TETE WITH GAURAV GUPTA

KARISHMA NAINA  (click here to know more about this blogger)

There is depth and then there is Gaurav Gupta! This man was as intricate and as magical as Alice's journey down the proverbial black hole to wonderland!

In such a short span of time, he elevated our spirits and introduced us articulately to the magnificence that is Gaurav the man and Gaurav the designer: a complete paradox of sorts. What a journey we had on this shoot with the Karmik designer of the week! From Gaurav's fascination of the gothic era, his repetitive dreams of birds and flying through the open skies to his mad, mad creative genesis... and his "hard to believe" shy personality. It was more like being on the psychologist's couch with this man and we had such interesting conversations!

Gaurav Gupta the designer is all things loud, experimental, gutsy and chic. Gaurav Gupta the personality is shy, often reserved, questioning and full of wonderment. The prints that he showcased on 'I Love Style' were a vision of his recurring dreams of birds from childhood. His fascination for the blank canvas of material has haunted him into an inexhaustible exploration for his drapes and saris. The man is highly creative! It was very interesting to learn that Gaurav started off his collections in matte tones of black and grey, whites and beiges and if you see his collection today they feature the most electric blues, tangerine and reds. Since there is a reflection of his personality in his work, is it safe to say that he's discovering a burst of celebration from within? I would have to say so... with a big smile!!
 
We shot five episodes with him and each article of clothing he gave me to model for the show... from his kimono-style bird print ankle-length dress to his one-piece sari dress, his Victorian-inspired gowns to his sculpted structured cocktail dresses with shoulder pads, the looks were all so different. And when we speak about style, one can't go past this man's dressing! GG has got it going on... baby! He is edgy and has a punk-Goth streak... a rawness mixed with the sweetest personality and full of so much warmth. This was a fabulous experience for me and I wanted to keep absolutely everything I wore!! To our Karmik designer Gaurav Gupta... I Love, love, love all that you are!!
 
Karishma Naina on the sets of I LOVE STYLE
 
14-JUNE-2012
 
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4 Comments
 
15-JUNE-2012 Naresh Chauhan
Damn i dotn subscribe to this channel... Tata Sky doesn't provide!!!!!
 
 
15-JUNE-2012 seema
love the write-up and the gorgeous lady in purple
 
 
14-JUNE-2012 Mandira Bedi
More than the dress I love the crazy electric candy floss statue!!!!!
 
 
14-JUNE-2012 mandira dattani
LOVE the craziness in the cocktail dress and yet so wearable!!!!!
 
 
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