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December 27, 2007 20:46 IST

Charismatic Benazir Bhutto [Images] was beauty personified and the Oxford and Harvard educated former Pakistan premier was once on People magazine's "50 most beautiful people list".

Bhutto's glamourous looks and her dress sense, including her trademark white scarf, had made her a media darling in the West.

Bhutto was featured in the People Magazine in 1988 when at the age of 35 she became the youngest person-- and the first woman--to head the government of a Muslim-majority state in modern times.

Jemima Khan [Images], former wife of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan [Images], who has launched the 'Free Pakistan Movement' in London [Images], had written a long piece in a British newspaper calling Bhutto, who was  "A Kleptocrat in a Hermes scarf".

"She's back. Hurrah! She's a woman. And she's not bad looking either. Benazir may speak the language of liberalism and look good on Larry King's sofa, but both her terms in office were marked by incompetence. Make no mistake, Benazir may look the part, but she's as ruthless and conniving as they come -- a kleptocrat in a Hermes headscarf."

Pop diva Madonna [Images] is famous for flaunting her Hermes scarves along with several other fashion divas.

Bhutto's "diamond studded designer fashion glasses" have also become the cynosure of all eyes. Former railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had even taken a dig at her designer glasses at a press conference recently.

A senior journalist had once written about her designer glasses: "With her designer glasses and bright lipstick she looks like a young version of Greek singer Nana Mouskouri."

Another news agency had this to say about the former premier. "Bhutto's pale skin, designer clothes and degrees from Harvard and Oxford seem to contradict her self-appointed role as saviour of Pakistan's poor and illiterate -- particularly in Karachi's slums."

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