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Several parties and cocktail evenings were underway on the evening of October 22 in Lahore and yet an unwavering number of the who’s who of society turned up at Khadijah Shah’s palatial residence in it’s finest of finery. A flurry of French chiffon and fur, Valentino rockstuds, Choos, Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks and every form and figure of high-end brand was on proud display. Lahore turned up to support Khadijah Shah, daughter of Dr Salman and Aneela Shah, and a designer who can now be referred to as Pakistan’s most influential brand. The Saigols, the Noons, the Manshas and the Mannoos. You could spot the Taseers and the Kasuris amongst several political notables. Ladies and gentlemen of Lahore’s elite preened in the front rows and it was a glorious sight indeed.


– Photographs by Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly