Tag Archives: Shabana Azmi
With a side helping of her co-stars. Screencaps from the uploaded youtube film. Few actresses carry the 70s/80s look better than Shabana Azmi. Plus she (and the costume designer) create a consistent look for the entire film, a costume capsule … Continue reading
Shabana Azmi (X)
Shabana Azmi’s cotton saris in Swami (1977) [X] set in rural Bengal. There is a long history of cotton clothing from Bengal and the woven cloth has distinctive patterns so that even most urban users can recognise a Bengal sari. … Continue reading
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
C Costumes from Shatranj Ke Khiladi set in the Awadh of 1856/7. Those seriously wide trousers were apparently all the go at the time. As was gauzy wraps, paisley prints, shawls. And dance. And hookahs. And…..chess.
A saree break. The previous modifier of dress – especially in North India – was of course Islamic rule. There is a great deal of variation within this from fitted tunics to serious trouser flares. These styles live on … Continue reading