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Back­stage be­fore the show at the Taj Palace Ho­tel Bul­gari has crossed the globe to open its lat­est store at the luxury land­mark DLF Em­po­rio Mall in New Dehli, In­dia. Car­ry­ing iconic col­lec­tions such as Ser­penti and Lucea, the bou­tique is just one of the Ro­man jeweller’s many mile­stones for its 130th an­niver­sary.

Pair­ing its cov­eted de­signs with In­dian high fash­ion, Bul­gari teamed up with Kolkatabased cou­turier Anamika Khanna for a riv­et­ing show­case at the Taj Palace Ho­tel. In a pal­ette of warm gold and ivory, one op­u­lent cre­ation af­ter an­other came down the run­way, adorned with high jew­ellery pieces of di­a­monds galore. Khanna also col­lab­o­rated with con­tem­po­rary set designer Su­mant Jayakrishnan on the stunning wall-to-wall images of Bul­gari’s iconic clien­tele – think screen sirens El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor, In­grid Bergman, and Sophia Loren, all of whom favoured Bul­gari sparkle.

No­table guests in­cluded award-win­ning Bol­ly­wood roy­alty Sonam Kapoor and Ar­jun Ram­pal (of Saawariya and Raa­jneeti fame, re­spec­tively), as well as the most pow­er­ful of New Delhi so­ci­ety: pub­lish­ing ty­coon Aveek Sarkar, in­dus­tri­al­ist San­jiv Goenka, as well as Ravi Thakran, LVMH group pres­i­dent and man­ag­ing part­ner of L Cap­i­tal Asia. As a sump­tu­ous din­ner of rare truf­fles, ocean­fresh oysters and lob­sters, creamy bur­rata, and ar­ti­chokes was served, song­bird Talia Bentson ser­e­naded the crowd with a reper­toire of mem­o­rable jazz hits.

The Bul­gari store in Em­po­rio Mall, New Delhi

San­deep and Sanaya Mehta Vyas

Sonam Kapoor and Ar­jun Ram­pal

Biren Vidya and Lu­cia Silvestri

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