Shinzo Abe and wife Akei Abe celebrate Indian fashion; other international celebs who nailed ethnic wear

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By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Published:September 14, 2017 5:26 pm


The Prime Minister and his wife are in Ahmadabad to discuss bilateral talks with Narendra Modi (Image: AP)

When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe arrived in Ahmedabad on September 13, in an effort to cement ties between the two countries, the duo as a part of their two-day visit to India made their way to the iconic Sabarmati Ashram and the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. Much to our surprise, the couple was seen celebrating Indian fashion and we think it was a smooth move on their part.

Akei Abe wore a beautiful pink coloured salwar-kameez that she paired with a cream-hued dupatta. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chose a white kurta pyjama which he layered well with a blue Nehru jacket.

Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news (Source: AP)
Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news (Source: AP)

This is not the first time when a politician’s wife or an international celeb has been seen wearing traditional Indian wear. In 2013, when Britain’s then Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron visited India, the lady was seen wearing a sari – not once but twice! She wore a classic Banarasi number with silk embroidery on it – borrowed from her Indian friend – and a shimmery black blouse.

Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news David Cameron with Samantha Cameron. (Source: Reuters)
Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news (Source: pinterest.com)

In 2012, queen of talk shows, Oprah Winfrey too wore a sari on her India visit when she attended an event hosted by Parmeshwar Godrej. The star was seen looking exquisite in an orange colour Kanjeevaram sari. Oprah Winfrey and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who are good friends, went to the party together.

Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news (Source: file phot/pinterest.com)

Former supermodel Naomi Campbell walked the ramp for Sabyasachi Mukherjee at the Lakme Fashion Week. Naomi stunned everyone as she wore a gold-embroidered black coloured sari.

Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Akie Abe, Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Cameron, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Naoi Campbell, Lady Gaga, sari, salwar kameez indian express, indian express news (Source: File Photo)

Even star tennis players Serena Williams and Venus Williams wore silk saris when they visited India for Bangalore Open.

Other celebs to have worn it and pulled it off with ease were singer Lady Gaga and fashion designer Victoria Beckham.

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