Turns out Sonam Kapoor is not the only fashionista India can boast about.
In a joint appearance with President Barack Obama, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was sporting a close-necked, pin-striped suit which features his own name “Narendra Darmodas Modi” printed into the fabric in gold letters.
International Media is abuzz with excitement and furor, referring to it either as a style statement or as a subtle display of narcissism.
The suit was worn at Hyderabad House on Sunday Evening when Modi stepped out with President Obama for a press conference. The fashion community is quite impressed with the style statement.
Reportedly, the name has been imprinted on the fabric with great subtlety and finesse, the fabric is hand-woven too. Former Egyptian Leader, Hosni Mubarak has also worn a similiar suit, back in 2011
The man behind Modi’s customized kurta is designer Raakesh Agarvwal.
According to Raakesh, the cost is somewhere between Rupees 80,000 and Rupees 5 lakh, depending on the fabric.
“This personalized textile is the in-thing … Burberry to Hermes, all are doing it,” he stated.
Modi is fast becoming iconic for his apparel choices, be it his customized and well-tailored close-necked suits, his half-sleeved kurta or his choice of orange shawl.
The Indian citizens however, are not quite impressed by their leader’s activities. Take a look at how the people have expressed their annoyance and poked fun at him for this bold move:
— Marie Gold (@OyeMaria) January 26, 2015
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) January 26, 2015
To hv your own name printed on the cloth u wear is a bit too childish. A PM of the nation does not need such kind of branding. #ModiSuit
— Just-Done-It (@sunderchand) January 27, 2015
“Sir, aapka visiting card?” *Takes off the suit and gives it* #ModiSuit
— Dipankar #LDL (@deep_anchor) January 27, 2015
Who needs to lose money to corruption when we can spend it on clothes? Clothes clothes clothes. I’m sure Sonam Kapoor would agree. #NaMo
— Rahul K (@peanutbut) January 27, 2015
— #ShitijYadav (@scorpioyadav) January 27, 2015
— Sunny Vaish (@sunny_dude) January 27, 2015
— Yameen Rasheed (@yaamyn) January 27, 2015
— Tamanna Wahi (@tamannaW) January 27, 2015