Glamour, grandeur and a whole lot of beautiful people. Manish Malhotra celebrated his 50th birthday at a star-studded soirée this evening. Hosted by his dear friend, Karan Johar, Manish’s closest friends and Mumbai’s crème de la crème joined in the fun. Guests including ShahRukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya & Abhishek Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Akshay Kumar & Twinkle Khanna, Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Sridevi, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty to name a few attended the ‘Gold and Glamorous’-themed party.
Designed and curated by Manish himself, the Ballroom at Taj Land’s End was transformed into a decadent Gatsby-esque setting. Known for his love for all things old-world, the soirée recreated an opulent dining room accented with vintage objets d’art in varied hues of gold. The menu, designed personally by Manish, was an elaborate feast and shared flavours from across the world with the guests. From slow-cooked biryanis prepared in the Awadhi style to flavourful delicacies with truffle mushrooms especially flown in from Italy – the meal was laid out in a tableau reminiscent of royal hospitality. Sprays of fragrant white roses and tulips made for elegant installations across the room. In contrast to the ambience, dapper bartenders, styled by Manish, worked the 54-foot long gold-gilded bar, as they served guests chilled crystal flutes of champagne.