Lady Gaga to Victoria Beckham, when the glam girls of the West wanted to go desi, they turn to him and let him do the styling. It also won't be a stretch to call this fashion mogul Bollywood's style muse because the the actors loves to ace the red carpet in his creations. We checked fashion giant Tarun Tahiliani's store in Kolkata.
Of course you could get one of his finest pieces online in one of those pre-couture online stores, but you've got to visit his store to know what an experience we had been missing out on. Keeping up with his flair for classic opulence, drama and shimmer, the store fittingly sits inside the grand heritage building of Galleria 1910, Wellside Camac on Ho Chi Minh Sarani. Done up in muted warm tones of black, grey, gold and beige (the most popular colours from his collection palate) in a somewhat rococo style, the designer's studio is spread across two floors with four levels to it.
Pret to couture, there's sections given to all sorts of fashion needs. The pret section in the ground floor leads up the menswear section on the level above. Classic tuxes with razor sharp details and interesting twists to give you the uber sexy look, you've got to splurge here for the occasion, men.
But his fave muse is of course the powerful modern woman, and the studio can't be complete without his signature saris and his stellar bridal collection. Bejewelled, heavy and gorgeously stunning, his bridal collection lehengas are a departure from the traditional trends and looks. Studded with Swarovskis and other semi precious stones, these will definitely bring out your royal side.
You can also find his latest Spring-Summer '19 collection. Concept saris, dresses, kaftans, cape tops, lehengas - a collection inspired from Egypt, there's plenty to grab in gold, ivory, pastels and beige.
For the men, there are sherwanis, capes, draped kurtas, bundis and several others.