1. during yhe production of our fall collection in india, my boss wanted a model for our upcoming photoshoot and i happened to see lakshmi in an elle editorial. i was stunned by her lean and angular looks. she reminds me of wanakee pugh, one of the top editorial black models of he 80’s.i suggested her to my boss and sadly,she was passed off for a fair, caucasian from russia. my boss isnt so keen about dark, exotic models.well, anyway, guess what? the next season,lakshmi modeled for hermes and gaultier and i showed the runway pics to my boss, much to her chagrin!!! much power to you, lakshmi!!!!