Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models  at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors of the growing scourge of ac...
Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models  at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors of the growing scourge of acid attacks in India.

The women, nearly all victims of husbands or close family, paraded in gowns donated by top Indian designers including Rohit Bal, Ranna Gill and Archana Kochhar. None covered their face.





Mohini Gaurav, 33, an acid attack survivor getting her makeup applied by stylist during the fashion show in New Delhi, India
Reshma Qureshi, 20, an acid attack survivor and model looking into the mirror after her makeup during a fashion show organised by the 'Make Love Not Scars' NGO in New Delhi, India, on Saturday
Qureshi, who was attacked five years ago by her brother-in-law who had thought he was throwing acid at his wife, said she was afraid to leave her home after the attack

The women, nearly all victims of acid attacks by husbands or close family, paraded in gowns donated by top Indian designers including Rohit Bal, Ranna Gill and Archana Kochhar.


 Soni Gupta getting her hair done for the fashion show


Anupuma Kumari Rai, 32, gets her makeup and hair done ahead of Saturday's fashion show. 

Mamta, an acid attack survivor getting her makeup applied by stylist during the fashion show
Qureshi, pictured having her makeup done, appeared at the New York fashion week last year and who is now writing a book that will come out next year.

















Anju Singh, 32, an acid attack survivor getting her makeup applied by stylist during
 the fashion show. All of the women who took part left their faces uncovered during the show