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  1. Never Mind at | | Reply

    How do you tell the original from the fake? To me both seem the same. Apart from the copied dress, the lady looks lovely!

  2. nosh at | | Reply

    The original is beautifuuuuul. Even though it’s a far less superior rip-off, raima still looks good :)

  3. Bsimple at | | Reply

    The funny thing about knock-offs…for the average person…they are forgiven( given the sky-high prices of the original) but for a celebrity = Uh oh!! It’s great how they can also take cover in the idea of Ignorance Is Bliss! or maybe some just don’t care :)

    anyhoo,Raima looks good here…

    P & P,

    had a question…is it only recently that our Bollywood actresses have started wearing international labels ? I mean in terms of dresses…I know they have been carrying lbrand name accessories for a while now…but what about these dresses?

  4. nagina at | | Reply

    Still love the gown….regardless…even if they made it in baby pink it would have looked awesome.

  5. Belle at | | Reply

    i dont think she would’ve known…and even if she had, she must have just worn it anyways…thinking, “close enough”…like what Bsimple said about wearing knock-offs for normal people is ok.

    say, if i saw that dress, i wouldn’t have a clue that that was an Ellie Saab rip-off, unless someone with the 911 on fashion told me about it. lol

  6. desdemona at | | Reply

    P&P, what do the stars do with these dresses? they just wear it once and then what?? they buy such expensive dresses just for an event and then its a waste? or may be we’ll see them on high heel for repeating the same dress for 2 events, but still do they really spend so much for each bag / shoe / dress????

  7. X at | | Reply

    I read somewhere that this is a modified Elie Saab dress – what makes you think otherwise?

  8. Never Mind at | | Reply

    @X Thats exactly my question. How do you know it is not a modification of the original dress?

  9. poonam at | | Reply

    if its a copy…who made it?

  10. Rashmi at | | Reply

    I too have been wondering about these so called desinger labels that indian celebrities or socialites are wearing these days….perhaps like the poster above mentioned only a handful of them like the wives of super rich industrialists or mega stars could afford such exorbitantly priced clothings. or maybe it’s the booming indian economy that’s raised the purchasing powers of average celebrity who knows…..

    P& P and other folks, do you guys think these int’l designers actually modify to cater to the Indian Rupee? I think we should take one or two pics to these fashion houses and contact the reps if they can verify. I am also a bit startled.

  11. Rashmi at | | Reply

    Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers.

  12. pdaervo at | | Reply

    I LOVE Elie Saab <3 and Raima
    but not her hair or the makeup or the jewlery…

  13. kiran manral at | | Reply

    Obviously raima didnt know. Do you suppose any of them really know their designers? Or are they supposed to? They wear what they’re given and walk.

  14. Aditi at | | Reply

    I second the modified queries – maybe it was an Ellie Saab.

  15. Jaishree at | | Reply

    I am very sure this is not Elie Saab,just a knock off. I am curious to know who the rip off designer is though. Hope its not G&N, both seem to be in love with copying gowns from international designers.

  16. saby at | | Reply

    It clearly shows tht is is a rip off. Look at the elegance and the white curve is made off. And the work on the gown is simly gorgoeus. The silhouette is flowing.

  17. Juhi at | | Reply

    No way is that an Elie Saab. The finish is not the same. The Elie Saab gown has a diagnal pleating on the bust and I don’t see it on Raima’s. And the embroidery pattern on the waist screams ‘cheap knockoff’.

  18. dn at | | Reply

    Who knows what the designer told her – she probably didn’t know it was an Elie Saab (which is stunning, by the way). When designers can fool a fashion icon like SJP for the SATC premiere, how can celebrities in India keep up?

  19. dn at | | Reply

    Raima looks lovely, knockoff or not.

  20. Priyanka at | | Reply


    celebrities dont have to necessarily buy these clothes or bags or shoes..

    they can rent it from the designers or usually the designers let them wear it for a event..

    infact.. i d seen an interview.. where a bollywood celebrities order bags, shoes, dresses through stylist who will source them for a week or a month from any part of the world ..

    if they buy, then they repeat..

  21. Surbhi at | | Reply

    the original is waaay better than the fake.. the detailing at the waist and bust are way off.. and not that fine. I think someone with a thinner waist was needed for this dress.. ooo imagine PC in this!

  22. moviebuff at | | Reply

    This is a disappointing Elie Saab, and the knock-off is most depressing. Makes Raima look frumpy!

  23. desdemona at | | Reply

    Thanks Priyanka, tht’s a gr8 piece of information :)

  24. priya at | | Reply

    shame on designers who plagiarize!

  25. NANCY HABER at | | Reply


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