Lily Collins Wears Gauri & Nainika to Variety & WWD’s Second Annual StyleMakers Awards sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Dyson.


Actress Lily Collins attends the 2nd Annual Variety & WWD’s StyleMakers Honors Event to celebrate the fushion of fashion and entertainment in West Hollywood. Lily, who was presenting at the event, wore a red Gauri and Nainika cocktail dress with ruffled details along the back. 

Recently becoming a Hollywood red carpet favorite of Gabrielle Union, Kate Walsh, Tori Kelly, Arielle Kebel, Pamela Anderson, Bellamy Young, Carrie Underwood, Beth Behrs,  Sia and Joey King to name a few, New Delhi based, Gauri & Nainika Karan launched their eponymous label in January 2002 in New Delhi. An evening wear brand with styles ranging from cocktail dresses to elaborate bespoke gowns, the label offers glamorous, elegant and chic clothing for women. With a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and European, their collections are being retailed at exclusive boutiques in India and the Middle East.

Inspired by European fashion history, art, music, books, personalities, theatre, old Hollywood, red carpet glamour and pictures of their mother from the 70s, the brand has always had an extremely feminine and romantic design philosophy with styles that are luxurious yet understated. With a strong emphasis on fabric, cut & color, the designs focus on shape and flattering silhouettes. By combining tailoring with drapery, the garments are meticulously crafted and have a timeless appeal where old world charm, fantasy and elegance are brought bang up to date. Femininity forms the essence of the label where the paradoxical combination of drama and subtlety can be seen in even its simplest styles.

The label caters to those who like to dress with a sense of occasion. The styles are for a self-determining woman who is sophisticated, elegant and embraces femininity in fashion. Gauri & Nainika Karan grew up in New Delhi. Though originally students of economics, they were always inclined towards fashion and the creative arts. After studying at The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT, New Delhi), they launched their ready-to-wear label Gauri & Nainika. They grew up inspired by the classics and the romantic look of old Hollywood heroines such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly whose timeless elegance has been incorporated in their designs. www.gauriandnainika. com

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