Fashion’s most iconic!

Who is your ultimate style guru? And... is there something (s)he did that you would not? 5 fashionistas attempt an answer
(From left) Pria Kataaria Puri, Prayag Menon-Vimadalal, Anu Ahuja, Amit Aggarwal and Karn Malhotra
(From left) Pria Kataaria Puri, Prayag Menon-Vimadalal, Anu Ahuja, Amit Aggarwal and Karn Malhotra
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Farhad J. Dadyburjor

The chic feminist

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel

“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
Alessandro Michele of Gucci

“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

Quirky 101

Alexander McQueen (Getty Images)
Alexander McQueen (Getty Images)

“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
Azzedine Alaïa

“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
Gianni Versace

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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