Every Indian girl dreams of having at least one outfit in her closet designed by the ace designer Manish Malhotra. Fashion designer Manish Malhotra plays an impotant role in defining Hindi film industry’s sartorial choices. From veteran like Sridevi to newbie like Alia Bhatt, Manish has designed for everyone. Let us make a list of the iconic looks created by Manish that changed the dimension of fashion on silver screen.
This film is considered to be the turning point in Manish’s career. From denim hot pants to plain chiffon saris to short flared skirts, which Urmila wore in the movie, brought out the oomph factor to the maximum. The costumes of the film became an instant hit and people started following the trend in real life. The credit for turning Urmila into sexy and stylish ‘Meeni’ definitely goes to Manish!
2. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The parrot green lehenga which Kajol wore in the song ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna’ became a common costume in most Indian weddings. Even the red short dress, black beret cap and high boots in “Zarasa jhoom loo main” became favourite with youth in the 90’s.
3. Raja Hindustani
One film that changed the direction of Karishma kapoor’s career is ‘Raja Hindustani’. In ‘Raja Hindustani’, Manish Malhotra gave Karisma a complete makeover, which played important role in the movie’s success. From her pastel salwar kameez to the sexy red dress, everything in the film was perfect.
4. Dil To Pagal Hai
Madhuri’s chiffon suits and Karishma’s sporty wear had a refreshing effect on the movie’s overall look. Manish gave both the actresses look that became the fashion sense of that time. Madhuri’s pastel colour Punjabi suits were a huge turn on in the fashion industry with the just perfect revealing blouses.
5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
Manish gave different looks to both Rani and Kajol in this film. Rani’s ultra short skirts and sparkly dress and Kajol’s monochrome saris with dainty blouses are one of Manish’s favorite clothing. The movie redefined fashion for youngsters.
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum
This film offered Kareena Kapoor in a different role of ‘Poo’. The backless tops of Kareena wore in the movie suited her character’s vibrant nature. Manish made Kareena look stunning in the film. Kareena’s ‘Bole Chudiyan Lehnga’ became so popular with the audience that it is copied by many girls during the wedding season. With this movie Manish Malhotra’s bridal/festive collection became a rage with celebrities as well as commoners.
7. Student of the year
Alia Bhatt’s look in the film became every teenager’s obsession. Alia’s entire wardrobe, especially the lehenga worn in the song “Radha”, and the red skater dress worn in the song “Disco deeewane” became the two iconic looks of the film.
We are sure Manish is going to rock the fashion world more with some amazing iconic looks in the coming years.