About the Book: Powder Room: The Untold Story of Indian Fashion
Riveting, behind the scenes account of the Indian fashion world
Ever been intrigued by the Indian Fashion Industry-its stereotypes of drugged models,gay designers, and fascinating but unaffordable clothes?
Join Shefalee Vasudev, former editor of Marie Claire and an acclaimed fashion journalist, on a deep?sea dive into the gagging depths of Indian fashion. In Powder Room, she offers an insider's view of people who make the industry what it is-from a lower middle class girl who sells global luxury for a living to a designer who fights the inner demons of child sexual abuse yet manages to survive and thrive in the business of fashion, or a Ludhiana housewife on a perpetual fashion high.
Besides candid interviews of known names in Indian fashion, Shefalee provides a commentary on new social behaviour, urban culture, generational differences, and the compulsions behind conspicuous consumption in a country splitting at the seams with inequalities of opportunity and wealth. From Nagaland to Patan, Mumbai, Delhi, and Punjab, Powder Room mirrors how and why India 'does' fashion.
About the Author: Shefalee Vasudev
Shefalee Vasudev has been a journalist for the past fifteen years, writing on popular culture, social trends, and fashion. She was the first editor of Marie Claire in India and currently works with The Indian Express as Associate Editor. Powder Room: the Untold Story of Indian Fashion is her debut book.
'Shefalee Vasudev's Powder Room gives the fashion industry the book it needed-by providinga non-fiction account of a world that appears only to exist in fiction.'- Nonita Kalra, Editor-In-Chief, ELLE
'An insider's account written with journalistic detachment and perspective that captures the triumphs and contradictions of India's fashion culture.'- Vir Sanghvi, Author, Television Host, Advisor, HT Media
'Insightful, upbeat, and gripping. If you are curious about Indian fashion, this is the book to read!'- Suneet Varma, Fashion Designer
'Powder Room is a serious address to the fashion obsession of India's moneyed classes by a gifted writer who is uniquely both insider and outsider to the dross and the floss of the industry.'- Patricia Uberoi, Sociologist
'Shefalee Vasudev's Powder Room is a compelling narration which intertwines characters from designers and fashion journalists to consumers and weavers while giving an insight into the complex relationships between cultural groups and social classes.'- William Nanda Bissell, owner, FabIndia
''A lark of a book, a romp, a pilgrimage, a clinical analysis of the world of fashion, capturing its creativity and chronicling its impact. The world of Indian fashion has found the right storyteller, honest, curious, and tongue-in-chic.'- Shiv Visvanathan, Social Anthropologist
'What I learnt in two days twirling through the unputdownable Powder Room, I did not learn in twenty-five years in Indian fashion. Here is the glory and the underbelly, the neurosis and the sanity, the myth and the truth.'- Wendell Rodricks, Author and Fashion Designer
|Publisher:||Ebury Press/ Random House India|
|Number of Pages:||352|
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