Every costume that Yash Chopra's heroine draped became iconic in its own domain
Not only did Yash Chopra leave his legendary stamp on every film he made, every costume that his heroine draped also became iconic in its own domain.
From the virgin white saree fluttering in the breeze to the tight-fitting churidaars
that displayed the leading lady's curves, each and every fashion element that the legendary filmmaker introduced in his films went on to become a rage.
Interestingly, what Mr Chopra's heroines wore on-screen somehow managed to exude the exact persona they were meant to portray in their films. In Dil To Pagal Hai
, Madhuri Dixit's buttercup yellow salwar kameez
made her exuberant personality shine through. Wrapped in her chiffon saris, Rekha became the quintessential 'other woman' in Bollywood. The Chandni
look became synonymous with Sridevi.
Several of Mr Chopra's heroines essayed the bubbly girl-next-door. Naturally, Juhi Chawla showed up in baby pink and sunflower yellow salwars
to let her inner child giggle aloud in Darr
Beautiful actresses in chiffon have always been synonymous with veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra's projects
, the sophisticated Sadhana was given perfectly coiffed hairstyles and elegant jewellery. Clothes too became an essential element of the moviemaking process, helping the director paint the perfect portrait of his heroine.
And the foremost reason why 'the Yash Chopra look' worked like magic is because of his heroines' extreme professionalism just like their director to work under extreme conditions. The bandwagon of ladies braved the icy cold winds on the snow-capped Alps in very little other than the chiffon sari and their charm.
Little has changed over the years when it comes to the great director's style of filmmaking. No wonder then that chiffon French or desi
will forever stay associated with evergreen romantic Yash Chopra.