MUMBAI: Style and fashion are seemingly inherent qualities possessed by our cinematic idols; our Bollywood stars. But when the time comes to crown these style dons and divas, we rely on awards shows to tell us just who is the most stylish of them all. This was exactly what happened at the HT Cafe Mumbai’s Most Stylish Awards night, held in the city last night.
As jury member and fashion stylist Niharika Khan puts it most aptly: “Style involves the ability to put together a look that’s different from what you would see on a mannequin in a shop window.”
And the list of winners didn’t surprise us too much. There were the usual suspects: Amitabh Bachchan (Timeless Style Icon), Sridevi, Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, socialite Natasha Poonawala, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra; who’ve always bowled us over with their sartorial choices. Some new names on the list were Kiran Rao, Vidya Balan, Rohit Shetty, restauranter Nikhil Chib and many others.
The awards night was strictly black-tie, with the stars donning their Sunday best, in order to show they deserved to be awarded as stylistas. Noteworthy among the stars were Abhishek Bachchan (in a shining blue velvet suit), dad Amitabh Bachchan (sharp blue suit- so very uber chic), Anil ‘jhakaas’ Kapoor, and Vidya Balan in yet another Sabyasachi creation.
Shahid Kapoor (dapper in grey) was flying solo, while Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan looking gorgeous together in black (oh, how we’d love to see the ‘I Hate Luv Stories’ couple back together on screen!). Akshay Kumar chose a cool black bandhgala with a printed pocket square- so chic! 1970’s style icon Zeenat Aman made a quick appearance on the red carpet as well.
All in all, it was a starry starry night, with our Bollywood celebs putting their best (fashion) foot forward.