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Narendra Modi hailed as new 'fashion icon' by American media

PTI 07 Jun 2014, 18:43:41 IST
Washington: Narendra Modi, who was unwelcome here only a few years ago, is now a “fashion icon” to the American media.

After his stunning electoral triumph, three major US publications - Time, New York Times and the Washington Post - have lauded the new Indian Prime Minister's dressing style from his “trademark Modi Kurta” to his tunic.  

The New York Times in an article titled ‘A Leader Who Is What He Wears' says that “even by the standards of a world that has seen blogs devoted to Michelle Obama's dress sense, the pre-election makeovers of Francois Hollande and Dilma Rousseff, and the canonisation of Nelson Mandela's shirts, the image-craft of India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi - and its fashion fallout - has been something of a case study.”