On 22nd April 2012, the reality star Khloe Kardashian was out and about with her older sister Kim to meet Kim's rumored boyfriend, Kanye West. One of the beautiful faces of Kardashian clan, Khloe was looking incredibly different as she was snapped wearing a bindi-style design on her forehead. Though she flaunted an unusual bindi style, Khloe kept her look New York casual by wearing a bright oranges striped jumper, blue jeans and high heels.
Well, it wasn't for the first time when any Hollywood celeb has been spotted trying on Indian attires or accessories. Often, they borrow fashion inspirations from Eastern cultures like India, and incorporate in their style to exude some off-beat vibe. In fact, when it comes to show off their distinctive fashion edge, these celebs share eternal affinity for Indian style.
Whether you take into consideration the eccentric Lady Gaga look in Indian saree or Julia Roberts in simple shawl or Marc Jacobs' undying romance with Indian nostalgic colors, all just add to the beauty and fashion inspiration, the incredibly rich East has to offer. Thanks to the longstanding relationship between Hollywood and Bollywood, there has always been a consistent exchange of fashion inspiration and history between the two. Even Madonna who never cared a fig about what she wears, once decked out in an unusual Indian makeup and gold jewelry at the 1998 MTV Music Awards and Alicia Keys with a silver maang tikka to 2007 VMAs .
To describe the in depth submersion of West fashion into East, you can take many instances and evidences in consideration. However, the more fresh ones include the recent visit of Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul Smith to India. The queen of television talk shows, Oprah Winfrey on her maiden visit to India, was so much influenced by the Indian simplicity and style that she couldn't refrain herself from trying out Indian outfits. From mustard silk salwar-kameez to bright orange saree, the talented TV host was snapped many times in Indian attires throughout her days in India.
Just like Oprah, when British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith came visiting India for the second time, he found himself encircled again by the colorful, vibrant Indian fashion that particularly focus on elaborate details and ethnic edge. Nevertheless, if you leave under the misconception that celebs incorporate Indian style into their causal look only at a personal level or when they are off to India for exploring its rich cultural heritage, then you are most certainly mistaken. Even the fashion magazines have many Hollywood faces, who had sported the cover in an authentic Indian style. For instance, Victoria Beckham once adorned her forehead with a big, ornate maang tikka for gracing the cover of Vogue India's 2008.
Shakira, Britney Spears, Ashely Judd, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Pussycat Dolls and Miley Cyrus-- from current fashionistas to long-established beauties--you name it and we have them in their ultra-feminine Indian avatar. It is perhaps reassuring to underline that despite their ethnicity and We-are-West ego, these Hollywood celebs are not affected by the region or the culture when it comes to embrace any distinctive style. And, after witnessing umpteenth starlets in this stylish East-inspired style, one thing can't be negated that East fashion is all set to become an incumbent part of West fashion.