Fashion’s most iconic!
The chic feminist
“Coco Chanel. She kick-started the fashion era in the 20s through 40s and is still continuing to inspire generations since.
But…I personally don’t like tweed. It’s uncomfortable and heavy to wear, and a lot of their suits are made in tweed.”
— Pria Kataaria Puri, fashion designer
History with a twist
“Alessandro Michele of Gucci. He has successfully brought about a new language for the brand, keeping in mind Gucci’s historic identity and juxtaposing it with his contemporary aesthetic.
But…His turbans and religious headgear may be too close for comfort.”
— Prayag Menon-Vimadalal, celebrity stylist
“Alexander McQueen. For his unique and provocative vision, his fearlessness in always challenging boundaries and our perception of what we see as beauty – whether it was the ‘dying swan’ model or his prosthetic-inspired collection.
But…I couldn’t quite digest the crazy shoes he used, which looked like torture instruments.”
— Anu Ahuja, choreographer
Angel of fashion
“Azzedine Alaïa. He developed a unique signature and stuck to his craft – kept evolving it till the very end.
But…The only thing critical is that the heavens took him too early!”
— Amit Aggarwal, fashion designer
Over the edg(y)
Gianni Versace. It wasn’t just his excessive use of bling, metal or flamboyant prints that made his work stand out – it was the confidence and attitude with which he carved his niche that made him iconic.
But…If I was forced to pick an element, it would be to smoothen the edginess a tad bit.
— Karn Malhotra, fashion designer
From HT Brunch, August 26, 2018
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