Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

India’s newest fashion frontier: Post mid-1930s, New Delhi emerging as the fashion capital of British India. Long coats and scarves gave way to short English coats and collar ties. The city’s fashionable elite included civil servants, anglicised Indians from Civil Lines and rich traders of the Walled City. With the advent of 1940s, double-breasted drape suits with peak labels became fashionable. PHOTO COURTESY: MAHATTA ARCHIVES
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India’s newest fashion frontier: Post mid-1930s, New Delhi emerging as the fashion capital of British India. Long coats and scarves gave way to short English coats and collar ties. The city’s fashionable elite included civil servants, anglicised Indians from Civil Lines and rich traders of the Walled City. With the advent of 1940s, double-breasted drape suits with peak labels became fashionable. PHOTO COURTESY: MAHATTA ARCHIVES

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