She was showcasing her designs after a long time. And ace designer Ritu Beri's neat, flattering collection on display at the Wills Lifestlye India Fashion Week (WIFW) stole the limelight from Bollywood actor Abhay Deol.
Dressed in a pair of jeans, crisp shirt paired with a black waistcoat and black bowler hat, Abhay looked his best. Female fans were completely floored when he smiled, flaunting his dimples.
But Beri's well-cut designs, full of youthful charm, teamed up with oversized hats, rose above Abhay's star power.
When asked why Beri brought Abhay as a showstopper, she said, "he wasn't my showstopper. He walked because he is a good friend. But there really is no one like Abhay - he is so cool, so himself, just so unaffected by anything around him, totally relaxed and adventurous. There's no one better I could have brought."
Abhay, who earned critical praise for playing a modern day Devdas in Dev D, was excited too at walking the ramp.
"I am a great admirer of Ritu's work, Her clothes are fashionable yet very comfortable. I quite enjoyed walking the ramp," he said after the show.
Beri, who has a major international presence, also had her adolescent niece walk the ramp wearing a mini version of the final outfit - a red embroidered bridal gown, which was later showcased by supermodel Jesse Randhawa.
Randhawa's graceful moves and the peppy background music added to the beauty of the entire show, which was sponsored by Chivas.