July 28, 2011 / IANS, New Delhi / DC.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
HINA RABBANI KHAR: 'What's the big fuss over Khar's fashion?'!
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar arrives at Air Force station in New Delhi - AFP.
She is rich, stylish, and travels the world - so what's the big deal about Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar's Birkin bag, Roberto Cavalli shades and Jimmy Choo heels that were on view during her visit here, ask Indian and Pakistani designers.
Her classic black Hermes' Birkin could cost anything above $10,000-$15,000, her Roberto Cavalli shades cost over $500 and the Jimmy Choo heels over $900.
Karachi-based designer Huma Adnan admits Khar, whose three-day trip to India concluded on Thursday, is one of the most stylish politicians in her country, but finds it strange that there is so much discussion in India over her dressing.
"I know Hina for the past 15 years. She is a public figure with a very conservative and neat look. Her sense of using right accessories makes her different from other politicians. But the fact that she wears high-end brands should not be a topic of discussion. She belongs to a rich family, owns property in Punjab...so why not," Adnan asked.When Khar landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Tuesday for talks with her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna, her blue ensemble, teamed with a simple string of pearls, oversized handbag and shades grabbed many eyeballs.
A post-graduate in hospitality and tourism from the University of Massachusetts, Khar has her roots in a wealthy feudal family of southern Punjab and owns Lahore's posh Polo Lounge, a haunt of the rich and the powerful.
In past appearances across the border, she has been spotted sporting bags from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.
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