Per­sonal Style

Can one garment spark a life­long love for fash­ion? Three women talk about the dresses that did ex­actly that. By Ami Unnikrishnan

Harper's Bazaar (India) - - BAZAAR STYLE -

NIM­RAT KAUR, Ac­tress Talk of the town af­ter her lat­est film, L L

Fash­ion first: I was 17. It was a lit­tle black dress with a hint of lace. It was from Mango, and the mo­ment I put it on, the ef­fect was in­de­scrib­able. I didn’t know it then, but it was my in­tro­duc­tion to the power of fash­ion, to the power of the lit­tle black dress. The cut and the way it fit me was per­fect, it was clas­sic and I felt very chic and la­dy­like. It was the start of my love for fash­ion. To­day my closet is: Still full of dresses in all styles and lengths. You will find a lot of colour and flo­ral prints too, but my favourite pieces are a clas­sic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, a beau­ti­ful Calvin Klein dress, and a Burberry jacket I can’t live with­out. My style still re­mains clas­s­ic­chic, but I like to ex­per­i­ment. Must-have de­sign­ers: I like dif­fer­ent styles from a va­ri­ety of de­sign­ers, but Elie Saab is a favourite be­cause he re­ally im­bues his dresses with a fem­i­nine vibe. Closer home, I re­ally like Anamika Khanna and Sabyasachi. Mood of the mo­ment: Sexy el­e­gance. The dress I am wear­ing for this shoot is a gor­geous red Ra­mona Narang gown—it is flat­ter­ing and has a lit­tle cut-out knot­ted waist, which makes it un­pre­dictably sexy. It reminds me of the gown that Ju­lia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman (1990), which is another dress I love. I think it’s iconic. Un­for­get­table red car­pet mo­ments: I loved the black and white Sabyasachi sari I wore to Cannes; it was dif­fer­ent and made a state­ment.

Ra­mona Narang, gown, 60,000. Aqua­ma­rine, bracelet, 2,200, ear­rings, 1,500. Fash­ion edi­tor: Avani Puro­hit Pho­to­graph by Nitin Pa­tel

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