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Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Today is the 93rd birth anniversary of legendary actor Dev Anand. He was the style icon of 1950s and 1960s, scripted a fashion statement with his scarves, mufflers and jackets and his singnature puff, inspired by his childhood idol Gregory Peck. Dev saab never shied away from keeping his style affair a right fusion desi and western by giving the much-needed Indian tadka to his wardrobe. He used a lot vibrant colours and psychedelic hues in his wardrobe when most people during that time didn’t prefer to experiment much.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 September 2016, 10:46:45 AM
Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

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Hat’s the way! Like every piece of accessory that defined his wardrobe,his hats became a rage. 

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

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Today is the 91st birth anniversary of legendary actor Dev Anand. He was the style icon of 1950s and 1960s, scripted a fashion statement with his scarves, mufflers and jackets and his singnature puff, inspired by his childhood idol Gregory Peck. Dev saab never shied away from keeping his style affair a right fusion desi and western by giving the much-needed Indian tadka to his wardrobe. He used a lot vibrant colours and psychedelic hues in his wardrobe when most people during that time didn’t prefer to experiment much.

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

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The real muffler man! He employed a variety of mufflers in  range of psychedelic hues quite effortlessly. He paired up those bold and outrageously colourful accessories with big and conspicuous floral motifs. 

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

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His understanding of colour-coding was phenomenal and personalised it to the hilt. In Guide he challenged all the existing norms with his big floral prints and buttoned up turtle-neck shirts.

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

Dev Anand birth anniversary: The Charismatic Style Icon of Bollywood

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Considered the true competitor to Gregory Peck for his puffed hair, Dev Sabb had ladies swooning over his hairdo.