For three opulent decades, Shamaeel Ansari — more fittingly known by her sobriquet, the Czarina of Style — is among a handful of pioneering designers who continue to forge South Asian fashion’s esprit de corp. Shamaeel made fashion and history in the 1990’s with a series of shows that were performed on location against historical backgrounds. Winner of the Lux Style Award 2011 and 2016 for Achievement in Fashion Design, Shamaeel’s reign has evolved from the regal to the truly iconic.

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