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Distressed Khans

Faded, torn jeans are the new fancy of Bollywood’s first couple, SRK-Gauri

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 28, 2010 20:22 IST
Minakshi Saini

What may be an eyesore for parents is becoming a hot trend with celebs. Distressed jeans — faded and torn, to give a rugged impression — are being flaunted by fashion icons. While Jessica Simpson and Nicole Ritchie created a stir by being seen in them, Bollywood’s stylish couple — Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan — has brought the trend home.

While SRK shows off a pair on the cover of GQ India magazine’s February edition, wife Gauri was spotted in distressed jeans at Karisma Kapur’s party to celebrate actor Saif Ali Khan’s Padma Shri.

Fashion pundits are hailing distressed denims as the season’s hot trend. Designer Nikhil Mehra says, “It is modern in its chemical finish and vintage in its treatment and comfort.” Designer Varun Bahl adds, “Nobody washes jeans daily, why not buy something that is already ripped and worn out!”

Explaining how to turn your old pair of jeans distressed, designer Anjana Bhargava says, “Apply facial bleach on the spots that you wish to distress and wash it after half an hour.” For the torn effect, rub a stake knife or sand paper at certain parts.