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Cinema aside, Indian fashion lost a dear muse: Irrfan Khan’s stylist pens emotional note

'I daresay no one can carry off a lungi the way he does. He spelt it with charm, suave and made it look absolutely royal,' Irrfan Khan's stylist wrote on Instagram.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 30, 2020 9:48:46 am
Irrfan Khan, fashion Irrfan Khan experimented with his ensembles. (Source: ishabhansali/Instagram)

Given the looks Irrfan Khan donned in most of his films or otherwise, his sartorial mantra did seem to be that of minimalism and not particularly in line with trends. But over the years the artiste, known to be open-minded, experimented with his ensembles too.

“Irrfan Sir, the unmatched legendary actor we always knew, was quite passionate about fashion. Lover of all things art,” his stylist Isha Bhansali wrote on Instagram to express condolences.

Bhansali revealed she had worked with Irrfan on a couple of looks for the movie Piku. But it was during Hindi Medium that she “discovered how much fashion holds dear to him”. In the movie, we see him in extravagant, blingy attire in the role of a businessman, something he was not usually associated with. Like his films, he took deep interest in his clothes too. “He knew his fabrics. He knew his fits (I barely remember doing fittings with him). Black won’t be as bold without him now,” she further wrote.

“His personality was a magnet. At his age, he had elegance and swag in equal measure. Not many have them both,” the stylist wrote in her note.

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“I daresay no one can carry off a lungi the way he does. He spelt it with charm, suave and made it look absolutely royal,” Bhansali expressed. Read her post:

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No artist can sink in the loss of her muse. It’s a void of expression. Irrfan Sir, the unmatched legendary actor we always knew, was quite passionate about fashion. Lover of all things art. I did a couple of looks for Piku promotions with him. But it was during the promotions of Hindi Medium when I discovered how much fashion holds dear to him. He knew his fabrics. He knew his fits (I barely remember doing fittings with him). Black won’t be as bold without him now. His personality was a magnet. At his age, he had elegance and swag in equal measure. Not many have them both. And even today I daresay no one can carry off a lungi the way he did. He spelt it with charm, suave and made it look absolutely royal. Cinema aside, Indian fashion has lost a dear muse. I’m forever grateful to his former manager Manpreet @mann012 for having introduced him to me. It’s been an honour. My love goes out to her and Sir’s family. I remember that one time I dressed him up in a suit. He asked me if he looked fine. I said “Sir, tennu suit suit karda.” He blushed and it was confirmed, you cannot escape that smile. Sir, there won’t be another like you. I’m pretty sure you’re in your fashionable best right now. And being the cinematic legend you are. #RIPIrrfanKhan

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As Irrfan breathed his last today, Bhansali added, “Cinema aside, Indian fashion has lost a dear muse.”

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