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Designer Tarun Tahiliani is a closet filmmaker

The master couturier has no Bollywood plans though

T2 Online Newsdesk 23 July 2017, 6:38 PM
Designer Tarun Tahiliani with showstopper, actor Chitrangda Singh

Designer Tarun Tahiliani with showstopper, actor Chitrangda Singh Image: Fotocorp

Master couturier Tarun Tahiliani can easily be called the Karl Lagerfeld of the desi fashion scene. Just like the Chanel and Fendi head designer, Tahiliani has a keen interest in going behind the cameras. In a designing career spanning over three decades, he has made a whole series of "very nice short vignette films" on fashion but says he doesn't see himself going behind the camera to helm a feature film. In fact, he was also the brain behind the 2-minute-long clip featuring Lisa Haydon for his autumn-winter 2015 collection.

Though casting Haydon for the clip was in itself a win, we can't help being mesmerised by the artsy vibe of the visual. Take a dekko:

Sorry fashionistas, Tahiliani is in no mood to make a break in Bollywood. He says, "No, I don't think I am a feature film director, and my other interests include painting, architecture, interiors... so, there is no reason why I should add one more vertical to this. However, I will work with terrific directors who can understand my vision and empower them to make wonderful films for my communication." Sigh! We wonder if an elaborate fashion film is out of the question too? After all, Lagerfeld also roped in his famous buddies, singer Pharrell Williams and model Cara Delevigne, for his Métiers d'art collection.

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