Tag Archives: Rekha

The Film Post (1980s)

Everything 1980s can be found in one Rekha movie or the other. From indie style to gharelu chic to plain old Bollywood glamour, she showcased it all in her 1980s films. Each movie often had a signature look with the … Continue reading

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80s/90s Redux 1

Mostly Rekha’s specracktular headgear. I feel like in the 80s/90s she ordered up all the headgear she could lay her hands on, luckily this has been documented for posterity. About 50% of the headgear seems to be Russian Czarina meets … Continue reading

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The 80s Post

In the 80s: “Contrast piping” blouse which picked up the sari colours (pic 1 on Rekha). Matching blouse pieces based on the sari (pic 2 on Shabana) or the border (Pic 3 Courtesans of Bombay)-these pieces were often separate and not … Continue reading

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Your garment’s border, red and fair, Is all a-shiver in the air; Another courtesan, this time the fabulous Rekha playing Vasantasena in the film adaptation of Mṛcchakaṭika (The Little Clay Cart). The garment is in fact red in the movie and given Vasantasena’s wealth, she wears … Continue reading

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