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Jakarta Post

Tata returns to Jakarta to walk the runway

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 30 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: Ardhia Pramesti Regita Cahyani, former wife Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra, the son of the New Order regime ruler, returned to Jakarta to walk on the runway for a batik show.

Tata — her moniker — who after her divorce with Tommy Soeharto, moved to Singapore, was chosen as one of the models for the Danar Hadi fashion show and book launch The Glory of Batik.

 “Diana Santoso who is also a good friend, asked me [to be a model]. So I came from Singapore yesterday. I was called to be her model and I agreed,” she said Thursday night as quoted by at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pacific Place, Jakarta.

 “Besides, because [the show is about] batik, and it’s a national asset, I agreed to come,” she said.

Tata who comes from the Mangkunegaran royal family of Surakarta, Central Java, said she liked modern as well as classic bat...