The Politician Saree Post

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Today is the birth anniversary of India’s third Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Mrs Gandhi’s handloom sarees and simple blouses set the style for women politicians for several decades.  Initially as her father’s hostess and later as the Prime Minister, she rarely got it wrong sartorially, whether abroad or at home.

The pictures I am posting today largely date from the 20s to the 60s.  Not for any other reason other than the blog being focussed on “vintage”  pictures.

PS: I would have loved to post Yousuf Karsh’s portrait of Mrs Gandhi, but there seem to be a few copyright issues, so here’s the link.

PPS: I like Kamala Nehru’s collared blouse and will probably reuse it on a post on them:)

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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