Style Inspiration: Rishi Kapoor
Throwback, throw way, way, way back to polyester cardigans
Has Bollywood ever had a male star with such a distinctive personal style as Rishi Kapoor? The actor’s loud, busy pullovers stand out even among the bright, midriff-baring outfits of co-stars such as Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia, and Sridevi: no matter what dance they’re doing, your eye always comes back to the jumper that looks like it was knit by Kandinsky. Here, we present fashion inspiration from Kapoor’s greatest hits:
Want to be entrancing? Wear an optical illusion. (Chandni, 1989)
Wear something tactile and multicoloured. Attractive people will want to touch it. (Chandni, 1989)
As we know from his Twitter feed, sweaters are important to him.
Sweaters.It was a passionate collection,over a period of time,which I used in films without repeating.This info for fans inquiring about it.
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) April 21, 2015
Abstract florals and unrelated text make for an intriguing and bold street style statement. (Chandni, 1989)
Kapoor isn’t only good for sweaters. Here, he models a pastel striped polyester button-up with violet trousers and a pair of spectacles that would make Iris Apfel lavender with envy. (Bobby, 1973)
He’s not into contemporary eyewear trends
Ok ok.I understand wearing sunglasses is a fashion statement irrespective day/night.Why not wear a surgical mask too.Hides the face totally!
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) July 13, 2015
A monochrome beehive print will make every auntie bow her head to you in reverence. (Bobby, 1973)
Step back, Elvis. This red velvet, bell-bottomed leisure suit is so stunning that Dimple Kapadia had to shield her eyes to keep from being overwhelmed. (Bobby, 1973)
Deep reds and pinks are the perfect shades to colourblock with. Throw on a beige corduroy jacket for an unexpected twist on the trend. (Oh, and feel free to clash horrifically with your partner.) (Bobby, 1973)
Baby, he’s a firework. (Sahibaan, 1993)
Sometimes he tweets his own favourite looks from the past.
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) May 11, 2015
Take pattern cues from abstract modernist art, as Kapoor does here in a Mondrian-esque jumper from Kabhie Kabhie (1976).
Please have at least two, for variety.
We’re not sure what’s going on here, but we covet that utilitarian blue shirt. (Bobby, again!)
A glittering corset and feathered tiara are perfect to wear while engaging in cultural coversation. (Rafoo Chakkar, 1975)
Kapoor goes for a bold cat-eye while wearing a monochrome blouse with lace detailing. (Rafoo Chakkar, 1975)
#Throwback to medieval style with a low-cut, puffy-sleeved blouse and layered necklaces. Jeweled dagger optional. (Laila Majnu, 1976)
Contemporary Rishi has swag too. Gold-on-gold brocade embroidery for wedding season? Yes please. (Agneepath, 2012)
Don’t like it? Don’t care. (Deewana, 1992)
Oh, and here’s some advice Rishi gave us on keeping those wooly wonders in tip-top shape.
For Cheryl from ELLE.Preserve your sweaters or jumpers by folding them,not hanging. They become limp if you do so. Lost all mine by doing so
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) July 3, 2015
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