From shisha work to made-in-Paris saris, here’s a look at India’s impact on the international runway. Adorning a pair of ‘Bollywoody’ stilettos high on mirror work or painting your nails with a glazed hue of gold named ‘Diwali’ has one thing in common — they are both the products of two Parisian fashion houses, and are iconic examples of India playing muse to fashion, globally. While luxe footwear label Louboutin and Lagerfeld helmed fashion house Chanel are a few who have done it in the past, recent fashion weeks across the worldhave yet again been a platform for a glimpse of desi influences.
A drama-infused Maharaja-style grandeur at Van Cleef & Arpels' jewellery showcase at the Château de Chambord, France, to there-interpretation of humble headscarve by legendary designer, Jean Paul Gaultier in his latest collection at Paris Haute Couture Week. (Photo: Instagram/ Vancleefarpels)