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Clothes For The Emperor!

Clothes For The Emperor!
Clothes For The Emperor!
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2019-12-09T13:25:07+05:30

Attractive people make good leaders, wrote Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode in her book, The Beauty Bias. You may be biased for or against the argument, but granting the primacy of the image in politics, we decided to play a hypothetical game. Choosing three politicians often picked out for their lack of sartorial panache, we asked three designers from the country to dress them up, keeping their essential style intact.

So what should a politician look like? “Simple and understated, invoking a strong sense of autho­rity, that’s how I’d want politicians to dress up,” says Calcutta-based designer Paromita Banerjee. “The right kind of dress choices also denote a sense of reverence from the citizens who are giving you your right to power.”

Local fabrics from the politician’s ­region can be kept in focus. Light cotton is an all-time favourite, but handloom fabric like taant, dhone­khali,...

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