It was a year full of pleasant fashion surprises. Far from your regular label flaunting, not a hair out of place fashionistas, 2011 saw stars who shone for their near-natural, almost effortless approach to fashion. And, as we bid adieu to the year, we look back at stars who started a whole new blitzkrieg of individualistic fashion.
Though Shah Rukh Khan maintained that he doesn’t quite understand what makes a style statement, his co-star Priyanka Chopra was forthcoming in saying that this year, Vidya Balan has taken the lead in showing how the in-your-face, sexy look can also be so stylish.
Another star who redefined ‘cool’ this year, according to Priyanka is her Don 2 director, Farhan Akhtar. “In his beefed up look in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Farhan confirmed his position as the new sex symbol.” Her next choice in the Bollywood fashion icons for 2011 is actor Imran Khan. “Imran’s Delhi Belly look was something every cool, young guy could relate to,” she says.
Says designer Masaba Gupta, “Vidya Balan, post her The Dirty Picture look, heralded a new definition of sexy that celebrates curves, while actor Imran Khan, romanticised the boy-next-door look. Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar showed us that you don’t have to dress stiff to be a fashion icon.”
“Imran’s casual style looks approachable. He wears well-fitted clothes that do not scream designer labels,” says designer Raakesh Agarvwal. Designer Ranna Gill says, “Farhan’s ability to mix and match makes him appealing.”
Masaba adds, “Women connect with Vidya and relate to her voluptuous look and dressing style that is ethnic yet sexy.”