Top 7 Timeless Fashion Icons of Indian Fashion Industry

 Top 7 Timeless Fashion Icons of Indian Fashion Industry

Indian fashion has always been considered as a gorgeous blend of Indian and Western culture in a perfect harmony. This fashion time and again has been depicted and exhibited by certain fashion icons in the most serene yet natural way possible. The walk from gowns to anarkallis and sarees has given a smooth glowing touch to the contemporary fashion in the most radiant way. Hence, it is a moment worth recording in which we came up with the list of ten people who have been associated with having the fashion sense and grace that would always make them a milestone in the industry.

So, here is our timeless fashion icon list, which we are sure you would also agree with…

Amitabh Bachchan

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This graceful man has always been a winner in the race for graceful fashion, his posture and demeanor has set an all new high for dignified and contemporary fashion. Not many people are born with this talent of perfection in every field they explore. In fact, there has been no other male fashion icon that has been able to exhibit this class in simple clothing such as kurtis or perfectly tailored suits.

He has won the National award three times and fourteen Filmfare awards. The Government of India honored him with Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.



The next on the list of timeless fashion is the queen of beauty and grace, Rekha. Her walk from chiffon sarees to ageless anarkallis and chandelier jewelry has been an epic in the industry. It is rightfully said that she an ageless diva of the Indian Fashion Industry and role model for many!

Acted in over 140 movies in her career span of 40 years, Rekha has won three Filmfare awards. She was honored with Padma Shri by the Indian government in the year 2010.

Madhuri Dixit

madhuri dixit

The next is the dhak-dhak girl who has always been an icon associated with grace, simplicity and perfection. She is another timeless beauty who has looked gorgeous in every cloth she dared to wear. In fact, it looked as if it was made only for her. Her fancy styled suits to devar diwana sari has wooed and inspired many as a benchmark for fashion.

She has been awarded with Filmfare awards six times. He has also been awarded with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2008, by the Government of India.

Manish Malhotra

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Manish Malhotra is a definitely a big name in the Indian Fashion Industry who has been associated with dressing many ageless icons. His fashion is unique and classy like no other and can make even an ordinary beauty look like gods and goddess sent from the heaven above.

He is best known for his designing works for Urmila Matondkar in the movie Rangeela. He alsodid the designing for the legendary pop singer Michael Jackson on his visit to India for a Bollywood show.

Rohit Bal

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Rohit bal is an expertise like no other. His contemporary and daring designs especially Indian wears such as saris, suits and dresses is mind-blowing and a blessing to every individual who finds themselves connected to the world of fashion. Every woman aspires to wear a Rohit Bal sari while men want to lay hands on his unique clothes collection such as ties.

He was awarded with the 'Designer of the Year' award at the Indian Fashion Awards in 2006. He did the designing works for one of the greatest television shows India has ever witnessed, Kaun Banega Crorepati. He is best known for the use of Lotus and Peacock designs in his works. 


Vidya Balan with SabyasachiThe grace and beauty of the man himself and his designs makes him the “one” worth being on the list of timeless fashion icon of Indian Fashion Industry. His super depiction of bridal wear makes him the preferred choice among all Indian brides who want to be dressed like goddesses on their D-day.

He is one of the Associated Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest Board Member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. The list of Bollywood movies he worked for are Guzzarish, Raavan, English Vinglish, Babul etc. His design philosophy is 'Personalized imperfection of the human hand.'  

He was recently in news for designing an auto which is currently navigating through the streets of London, including locations like, The Goring, Rosewood London and Chiltern Firehouse with a motto to raise funds to save the Asian elephants from extinction.

sabhyachis auto Courtesy: Instagram @sabyasachiofficial

Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore

 The last on the list of timeless fashion icon is Sharmila Tagore who was the image of a modern stylish woman since time immemorial. Her journey of being a fashion icon goes back long way and is worth being on the top with her graceful Sari and other dresses.

An actor in the Hindi film industry, Sharmila Tagore has received two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for her performances. In 2013, she was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

She was the first Indian to be featured on the cover of Filmfare magazine back in 1967, wearing a bikini.

sharmila tagore in bikini

  • Posted on July 17, 2015