The bunny suit meets the sari. That, in a nutshell, is what India’s first Playboy bunnies will be wearing, once the first Playboy Club opens in India at some point next year.
It will be the first beach location for the club globally.
The original bunny suit – the outfit worn by waitresses in Playboy Clubs – was co-designed in the 1960s by Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine. It consists in a corset, a collar, bunny ears and a fluffy tail.
The Indian version is far more conservatives, in keeping with local cultural sensitivities . The bunnies will be wearing full-length sheer skirts and tube tops with fabric draped over one of their shoulders. All else stays.
For now, the bunnies are all foreign. Eventually, “we are open to hiring Indian women too,” The club launch -- originally scheduled for December -- has reportedly been delayed, but the bunny training is in full swing. Local press reported six hired bunnies -- all foreign women -- arrived in India and are undergoing "a rigorous four-week service training program conducted by the U.S.-based parent company" to prepare for the leporine role.