Indian Designer Reimagines Benazir Bhutto’s Style Statement
From Madhubala, Benazir Bhutto to Princess Diana, Indian designer reimagines style statements of iconic women of the 80s.
Former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto’s style has inspired many looks in pop culture over the years with celebrities immaculately trying to adorn her style statement.
It hence, came as no surprise that Indian fashion designer Torani featured the late prime minister’s power clothing in their ‘Yun Hota Toh’ series that he recently launched.
Torani posted the picture of Benazir Bhutto re-imagined in his classic designs opposite the picture of the original dress on the designer’s official Instagram account.
While describing the former PM, Torani wrote “While there was much to get inspired by, her impeccable sense of style didn’t get unnoticed. A blazer style kurta with lapels & puffy shoulders were her staple, a scarf over her head at all times and the classic rose tinted cheeks. I’d never seen before a reserved sense of power and glamour in such close parallels.”
Other iconic women featured in the series are Princess Diana, Madhubala, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha to name a few.
Launching the campaign ‘Yun Hota Toh – Re-imagining our past through fashion, art and stories’ on May 23, the designer wrote “A large part of fashion for me is dreaming and making other people live my dreams vicariously, through the clothes we make or the stories we present.”
“Sometimes those dreams revolve around muses or artists that have collectively inspired us to shape our narrative. I often wonder how different our journey would be if we actually got to work with them. What if I got to dress Madhubala or print a newspaper ad for Torani in the 70’s instead of photo stories that we release on Instagram. Many such wishful ideas gave birth to our new series – ‘Yun Hota Toh’ (What if it were like this), a string of reimagined narratives drawn by various artists for Torani,” he continued.