New York: Adult movie star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and acid attack victim Reshma Qureshi made strong yet distinctive statements at the runway of the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
The two icons walked for designer Archana Kochhar who presented her collection-A Tale of Two Travels. The collection was inspired by her travel to the Taj Mahal and a village of the Banjara tribe.
With her baggage of a past as a former adult film star, Sunny’s entry into the Indian showbiz arena raised many an eyebrow. But she defied all odds to make a place for herself, and overcome all the criticism.
Reshma, who was left scarred in an acid attack, took to the ramp to show her quiet defiance as a survivor, and to promote the #TakeBeautyBack campaign. She sashayed across the runway at the show on Thursday to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year.
Leone looked resplendent as the showstopper in an ivory gown, while Reshma opened the show for the designer in another ivory gown which was offset with digitally printed motifs, to create awareness of the initiative “Bring Beauty Back”.