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My Tinder bio would read ‘hopeless’: Tarun Tahiliani

Designer Tarun Tahiliani speaks of his love for spirited women and sarongs

brunch Updated: Apr 09, 2017 09:22 IST
Lubna Salim
Lubna Salim
Hindustan Times
Elizabeth Taylor,Tarun Tahiliani,Priyanka Chopra
The veteran designer says he would have loved to dress Elizabeth Taylor

Sun sign: Cancer

Date of birth: July 19

School/college: The Doon School, Dehradun, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

Place of birth: Mumbai

Home Town: Delhi

High point of your life: Every day

Low point of your life: Family deaths

Currently I am: More and more zen

If not a designer, you’d have been...

A painter or an architect.

A Hollywood star you’d like to style...

Halle Berry because she comes across as a fearless person in the roles she plays and she’s got a great sense of style.

If you were to dress a prominent personality from history, who would it be and why?

I love spirited people. So, it would have to be Elizabeth Taylor because she was a stunning and impetuous beauty who lived by her own rules.

A designer whose creations you love to wear...

I like very simple things so it would have to be Giorgio Armani. In India, I like Arjun Saluja for his beautiful cottons.

Your biggest fashion faux pas?

A giant bow on a client.

Which Bollywood couple would you like to style on their wedding day and why?

Priyanka Chopra and whoever she decides to marry because I’m a fan of her spirit.

If you were stranded on an island, you’d be wearing a...


What is that one thing about Indian fashion that bugs you?

The constant ‘Royal’ pretence.

A bikini or a burkha, which one would you lend your designer touch to and how?

A burkha, as it’s a cover and I love draping. And, it can be decorated too.

A customised cocktail for you would contain...

Crème de cassis, champagne and whisky sours.

Your Tinder bio would read...

It would read: Hopeless!

Describe your closet in three words

Clothes don’t fit.


My Favourites

Movie:The Hours (2002)

Holiday destination: South Africa

Drink: Water, Kir Royale

Book:Man’s Search for Meaning

Food: Sindhi comfort food

From HT Brunch, April 9, 2017

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First Published: Apr 08, 2017 21:53 IST