Lakme Fashion Week recently made headlines, like multiple other Fashion Weeks have taken over the globe during the beautiful time of fall. With the air growing chiller, designers bring out the products of their creative genius for the whole world to see. The world is abuzz with the beauty and creativity of the fashion industry so profoundly, that the world has been lucky to witness the return of multiple successful models.
Recently, Claudia Schiffer, one of the most successful models in the world returned to be the showstopper at the Versace Spring Season 2024 show at Milan Fashion Week. The legendary return of the classic household name broke the internet. Similar cases were seen for Shalom Harlow and Irina Shayk at the Schiaparelli SS24 show.
Bipasha Basu: Queen of Lakme Fashion Week
Bipasha Basu is a standard household name in every household in the country. She has fundamentally changed the Bollywood industry and has created a brand of her own. Her work in films like No Entry and Dhoom 2 cement her talent and ability as a supremely talented and skilled actress.
She has been on sabbatical from acting for a noticeable amount of time. Amidst the quiet of her absence, she made a fiery return to the spotlight via her part in the recent Lakmé Fashion Week.
Bipasha Basu: The Scarlet Queen
Lakmé Fashion Week kicked off with a bang on 11th October, continuing all the way till 15th October, attracting the attention of world audiences. While a lot of Bollywood actors such as Kiara Advani, Ananya Pandey, and Diana Penty graced the gilded stage, it was Basu’s ensemble that took the cake.
Bipasha walked the Lakme Fashion Week ramp in a stunning red gown, with enhanced sleeves, embroidered silver work in the front, along with some silver dangling earrings with a matching headpiece that she wore on the left side of her head. Her hair was in a natural wavy state as she walked down the runway effortlessly.
The Return of the 90s Queens
There has been a lot of coverage of the ongoing Fashion weeks all over the world, noticeably over the return of multiple popular models from the 90s. Whether that’s Aishwarya Rai at L’oréal Fashion Week, Claudia Schiffer at Versace Spring Season 2024, or Bipasha Basu at Lakmé Fashion Week 2023, the world has weighed in regardless.
There has been a raging discourse online specific to ageism against women. Given that a lot of the popular models from the 90s are in their 40s and 50s right now, a lot of netizens have commented negatively on their appearance. It speaks to larger social issues of gender discrimination against women in the entertainment industry.
This creates increased tension and pressure on women in these industries to maintain an ageless and unchanging appearance, which is not feasible, adding to the stressors of being a woman in this industry. There are issues such as these that need to be addressed.