Manish Malhotra : Official Couturier for Bollywood
With 35 awards and over thousands of films, Manish Malhotra completes 25 years as a costume designer. The most sought after designer of Bollywood Manish Malhotra has redefined the looks of the leading ladies of Hindi cinema. Influenced largely by the seventies films Manish Malhotra started his journey as a model and sales boy. By 21, he had started designing and worked on his first film with Juhi Chawla. He then met Sridevi and started styling her looks for movies and then there was no looking back. A look at some of his iconic looks that changed Bollywood Fashion.
A landmark movie that changed both Urmila and Manish Malhotra’s career. In denim, knotted tops, short skirts and dresses, Urmila’s look in Rangeela became a game changer in Bollywood fashion. It transformed the way heroines were styled and how movies looked. He won the Filmfare Best Costume for his styling in Rangeela.
Dil To Pagal Hai
Madhuri’s look in Dil to Pagal hai became a huge hit and redefined casual dressing. Her pastel lehengas and fitted churidars with sheer chiffon kurtas were the rage in the nineties. The soft styling and dreamy looks were new to Bollywood. The girl next door got glamorous in an unforgettable look.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This iconic film created a lot of trends from Kajol’s sporty looks with a large headband and branded labels to her white on white salwar suit with a multi-colored dupatta and finally her velvet and lace blouses with solid-hued net and chiffon sarees. Rani Mukherjee looks classy and sophisticated in understated styles of skirts, dresses, and salwars.
Manish Malhotra styled not only the four leading ladies in the movie but also Shah Rukh Khan. He gave each actress a different look. For Shamita Shetty he went with a sporty look in tank tops, shorts, and pants while for Kim Sharma he gave a cute girl next door look in short skirts, dresses and for Preeti Jhangiani, he gave a traditional look in salwar suits. Aishwarya’s was gorgeous in salwar suits and sarees with lace borders.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Kareena Kapoor looked every bit the fashionista in this movie. Short skirts and pants with slits were very popular after this movie. The pink lehenga that she wore in the song ‘Bole Chudiyaan’ was the most sought after dress by all brides that season. With an asymmetrical top and divided skirt with exquisite embellishment, the outfit started a whole new trend.
Priyanka’s look in Dostana was ultra glam, trendy and stylish. From the casual tangerine dress to shorts, tanks, tees mini skirts and the beige and gold chiffon saree in Desi girl she looked uber stylish.
Student of the Year
Young and preppy school outfits, funky headbands, skirts, dresses and red lips, Alia Bhatt looked cool and trendy in her debut movie. Her shimmering lehenga from the song “Radha Tera” was the wedding dress of the season and her prom dresses were on every girl’s party wear list.