Pakistani fashion is something that is not only worn in Pakistan and in the countries near it. Pakistani fashion and other fashion from that area has a huge influence on fashion all around the world. Remember Madonna and her exotic look few years ago and you will see the influence of Indian and Pakistani fashion. What are the elements of that fashion that western celebrities use?
The Sari is a big part of Pakistani fashion
One of the big parts of women’s Pakistani fashion is, of course, the sari. It is a traditional Indian and Pakistani garment, and it has a specific expression of oriental philosophy. The Sari is the oldest of women’s clothing and it is still in use. It is estimated that the sari has been around for more than five thousand years. Certain types of textiles of this Indian and Pakistani fashion item are unusually resistant to time.
The Sari was first photographed in the homes of the rich. It was very expensive and only aristocrats wore them. Today, however, it has come under industrialized production, so the sari is available for everyone. There are different styles and ways for wearing this Pakistani fashion item and that is why people all around the world love it.
Bollywood Spread Indian and Pakistani Fashion
Hollywood stars are fascinated with Eastern cultures and including Bollywood movies and fashion, including Pakistani fashion. Therefore, more and more western celebrities love to wear items that belong to Indian or Pakistani fashion. One of the most popular parts of this fashion is a piece of jewelry called Bindi, which is attached to the forehead between the eyes.
While in the east this jewelry has special meaning in relation to tradition and religion, the American celebrity girls are using it only for decorative purposes, unlike Indian or Pakistani fashion, where it has more profound meaning.
Pakistani Fashion and Celebrities
Let’s see what celebrities love Indian and Pakistani fashion. For example, beautiful actress Ashley Judd loves to wear a sari that matches the rose color which she wears on her lips and jewelry. She loves to combine it with large golden earrings, so she looks more like a Bollywood star than a Hollywood star.
Another lover of Indian and Pakistani fashion is Alicia Keys. She loves to wear an ornament that eastern girls wear only on their wedding day. Padma Lakshmi became a symbol of synergy for Hollywood and Bollywood and she also loves to wear Bindi in a pink color. She pairs it with a pink rose lipstick and pink blush shades.
Britney Spears also loves Indian and Pakistani fashion. When she was on a tour called Circus, one of the choreographers of the tour was dedicated to Bollywood. However, her stylists mixed Circus and Bollywood, which was not a very successful mixture, but a nice try nevertheless.
In some older photos of western celebrities you can see eastern decorations on Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Julia Roberts and many other stars. The leader in predicting this trend was, of course, Madonna, who wore it 15 years ago. That is why she is renowned as a trend setter.