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Take a bow: Deepika is a true Indian Goddess!

Last updated on: July 21, 2016 16:33 IST
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Take a look at how she ruled the runway at India Couture Week 2016.

Holy moly! We just don't have words to express the beauty of these ensembles.

Titled 'The Persian Story', ace couturier Manish Malhotra -- who opened the India Couture Week 2016 at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi -- skillfully married craftsmanship and heritage in his latest bridal collection.

His design narrative was inspired by the stunning architecture of Persia, blooming paradise of fauna and flora and fearless royals who ruled their vast kingdoms.

But it was showstopper Deepika Padukone who left us mesmerised with her spectacular appearance.

Here's everything that transpired at the high-end fashion show.

Check it out!

Deepika Padukone

IMAGE: What a stunner! Deepika Padukone exuded majestic charm as she strode the runway in a Manish Malhotra creation. Photograph: Kind Courtesy The FDCI/Facebook

Deepika Padukone

IMAGE: Adorning a red off-shoulder lehenga with hand-woven silver embroidery, Deepika gave us a glimpse of how begums (queens) from the Mughal era indulged in luxe couture. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

Deepika Padukone

IMAGE: And that 100 watt smile of hers enhanced the beauty of this bridal lehenga. Killer looks, no? Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

Fawad Khan 

IMAGE: The other showstopper for the evening, Bollywood's handsome hunk Fawad Khan completely floored us in an ethnic avatar. Well don't you think he looks hot in a sherwaniPhotograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

Archana Akhil Kumar, Rikee Chatterjee

IMAGE: Meanwhile models Archana Akhil Kumar (left) and Rikee Chatterjee walked in donning layered bell sleeve semi-sheer blouses over exquisite silk sari gowns. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

IMAGE: If you want to look like a sexy damsel, get your hands on this sequinned cleavage baring gown with a long tulle cape. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

IMAGE: Intricate motifs on outfits were the highlight of the collection. We loved the use of lace embroidery on the blouse of this lehenga. Looks like a mehendi design, doesn't it? Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India

IMAGE: And velvet is in vogue! Make your choice -- an opulent velvet jacket over a pair of cigarette pants (left) or Kavita Kharayat's cropped bridal top over a lehenga skirt. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

Noyonika Chatterjee

IMAGE: The dusky supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee -- who ruled the runway in the 90s -- dropped jaws as she posed in this floral embellished floor-scraping gown. Don't miss that breathtaking neckpiece. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

Rachel Bayros, Preeti Dhata

IMAGE: Embroidery over sheer was in the spotlight too. Which one appeals to you the most -- Rachel Bayros's (left) Indo-western anarkali or Preeti Dhata's floral maxi? Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

IMAGE: Ethnic jackets just got a twist and how! They now come with power shoulders. We are simply in awe of this exotic creation. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

Sucheta Sharma, Kanishtha Dhankar

IMAGE: And off-shoulders are here to stay. Models Sucheta Sharma (left) and Kanishtha Dhankar showed us how to sport this trend over long flared lehenga skirts with royal embroidery on it. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

IMAGE: Dear men, sherwani is the way to go! You could either pick a grey silk sherwani (left) or go for a velvet one with floral motifs. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Weber Shandwick India 

Fawad Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manish Malhotra

IMAGE: A big round of applause for Manish Malhotra (extreme right) who is seen posing with his muses. Photograph: Kind Courtesy The FDCI/Instagram
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