Karan Johar has built a name for himself by consistently expressing himself in beautiful avatars that offer men’s fashion a greater edge. He’s worn a wide range of traditional and quirky western outfits, demonstrating that men can like fashion as well, as long as they’re prepared to experiment and discover their own style as an extension of their individualism. On his birthday, here’s a look back at all the spectacular looks Karan Johar has worn over the years, which have wowed both the public and fashion critics for the sheer confidence and bravery with which he pulled them off.
Men’s fashion reached new heights as Karan chose a flashy style with this black OTT pantsuit that glistened and glinted profusely. He topped his black shirt with a sequin black blazer and finished the ensemble with a long black cape, showing his obvious love for layering. The cape had a flattering silhouette, with structured shoulder pads and thick chains that were delicately embroidered across the shoulder length. The cape’s design also had a buckle-like clasp at the front that kept the cape in place. He completed his ensemble with a jazzy golden statement necklace with an eye-catching pendant and a stack of golden rings for his fingers, which seamlessly matched the entire ensemble.
Print on Print
Karan experimented with the print-on-print trend right off the runway, taking a detour towards ethnic styles. He attended Ambani’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in this stylish kurta-pyjama combination. The bodice of this lavish grey silk Kurta was covered in vibrantly colored designs. The prints included complementing coral and turquoise colored accents, which enhanced the patterns’ appeal. The metallic tassels tied to the matching dupatta were a standout feature that the designer added as a one-of-a-kind touch. Karan ditched the jewelry in favor of a striking pair of juttis to complete his Indian style, and they certainly added panache.
The sherwani’s softness helped the ensemble’s color stand out even more. Throughout the sherwani, gorgeous embroidery work was done with silver sequins and delicate thread work over the bodice. It was also adorned with mirror accents, giving it a sophisticated gloss. Though the bottom cloth was basic, he teamed the sherwani with a similar dupatta and churidar. The stole had the same embroidery work as the kurta. He complimented the look with sunglasses and black shoes, and because this was his outfit for the much-discussed Ranbir-Alia wedding, he paired it with a matching pagdi.
With this flamboyant leopard-printed ensemble, Karan Johar exhibited an extravagant side of his unrestrained passion for fashion. This was for a reality show, and he showed up dressed as if he’d just stepped out of a fashion magazine. With a larger-than-life leopard printed jacket, he boosted a plain black tee and trouser appearance. This blazer with a seductive cheetah design was an incredible show-stopper. He accessorized his appearance with a silver locket, some statement silver rings, and brown glasses, and he was ready to ace it.
Karan dressed in a fiery red outfit. The sharp structures that boosted the silhouette of the entire ensemble were what attracted everyone’s attention. He topped his overlapping jacket with a gorgeous cloak that had a crop cut highlighting its design, taking the monochromatic game to a whole new level.