Grand, golden, glamorous, the past acquires a charismatic air when perceived through the eyes of fashion.
In films, it wields power to the cinematic scenery and serves to identify history.
Hindi films love to go back in time and recreate its most flamboyant flavours for our viewing pleasure. You'll be seeing a lot of it in Vishal Bhardwaj's 1940s love triangle, Rangoon, which hits the screens this Friday.
Care for the vintage vibe? Learn from Bollywood.
Nothing makes a head turn more quickly than a giant rose, like the one planted on Anushka's beehive bob. For better or worse? You decide. :-)
The half-English actress is a picture of feminine grace sporting soft waves and an elegantly tied bun.
If Katy Keene walked out of an old comic book edition and became all flesh and blood, she'd probably resemble Esha Gupta in this sizzling, scorching swimsuit avatar.
Shah Rukh Khan
The wildly dapper SRK flaunts his phoren-return Angrezi babu status to explain why he's such a hit with the ladies.
The leggy leading lady of hits like Bajirao Mastani, Piku and Chennai Express slips into a floral cheongsam and Shanghai-style vintage hair, the upshot is va va voom.
Ever the hair horse, Shahid's stylish pompadour relives the rock and roll era in the trendiest of ways.
Old Hollywood waves, plum lips, chandelier earrings add to the smoldering, enigmatic effect Bebo is aiming for.
PC captures the flirty feeling of the swinging sixties in Bollywood draped in a demure sari and a hairstyle inspired by the fashionistas of that decade.
Big sunglasses, bold red lips and transform into a version of Maharani Gayatri Devi like Sonam Kapoor in matter of minutes.
Sometimes a beret is all it takes to tip your hat to a bygone era, demonstrates Bachchan Jr.
Allegiance to all things old school is the essence of regal lifestyle. Right, Prince Charming?
Romantic curls, ruby red lips and a shimmering lace sari -- Rekha's 60s-style seduction is pure gold on silver screen.
The Kick actress looks visibly chuffed about her retro session in white-rimmed shades and wavy, wonderful bob.
Strapped shoulder shirts, big collars, Amitabh hair, Ranveer embodies the rebellious spirit of the 1970s with aplomb.
And this is Ranbir's take on hill station preppie representing a 1970s boy next door to adorable lengths.
Those Gandhi glasses and disheveled hair contribute effectively to Ayushmann Khurana's 19th century nerd look.
Saif Ali Khan
The Nawab sure can tell his vintage from his classics. It's what makes his sense of style so timeless.
From flapper haircuts to wild vintage curls, Kangana Ranaut captures the bohemian spirit like only she can.