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How Satya Paul Changed the Sari Forever

By ANITA AIKARA
January 08, 2021 06:45 IST
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Trust us, these noteworthy traditional looks won't let you down ever.

Designer Satya Paul, who passed into the ages on Thursday, January 7, will be remembered for the saris he created for women who loved to stand out.

He had a sari for every woman who chose to go the traditional route yet wanted something out-of-the-ordinary.

We round up some of memorable saris which were part of the design label Satya Paul.

IMAGE: This look dates back to 2004 when Aishwarya Rai showcased the Satya Paul sari at a fashion show in Mumbai.
The dual-tone sari makes for a surprisingly timeless colour combination even today.
It is indeed a statement-making sari that anyone would love to have in their wardrobe. 
Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Stunning, that's one word which comes to mind when you look at this sari.
Black and red has always been a winning combination when it comes to fashion.
This look was presented by the designer during Dubai Fashion 2005.
Photograph: Anwar Mirza AM/Reuters

 

 

IMAGE: The designer had the ability to create a timeless piece, time and again.
His stunning traditional silhouettes are looks that really stick with you.
This embroidered sari was showcased at Dubai Fashion 2005.
Photograph: Anwar Mirza AM/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Major props to Satya Paul for being creative with his creations.
This purple sari, featuring faces of women, is a delightful piece we'd love to see on the ramp again.
It's fun, it's joyful and it's relevant even today.
Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

 

IMAGE: It's hard to believe that this look is over a decade old?
Goes ahead to show how ahead of his time Satya Paul was.
Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Raise your hands if you'd like to wear this look in 2021!
It's hot, sexy and just the sari you'd love to wear to a cocktail party.
This is a knockout look that will grab eyeballs wherever you go.
Wonder if model Candice Pinto, above, who showcased the sari at the 2008 Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in Delhi feels the same?
Photograph: Vijay Mathur/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Looking back at Satya Paul's fashion history, it's remarkable how consistent the designer's aesthetic has remained over time.
Kudos to his commitment to making women fall in love with the sari, over and over again.
Photograph: Vijay Mathur/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Satya Paul's saris from over a decade ago still feel relevant today.
His pop art collection of saris are unforgettable.
Take the case of his funky striped number interspersed with solid patches of red and white worn by Aditi Govitrikar. left.
Former beauty queen Puja Gupta (right) in a sari emblazoned with the Satya Paul logo.
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