Thursday, June 19, 2008

The first Indian Supermodel!




Way before the Lakshmi’s and the Ujjwala’s ever made it big internationally, there actually was an Indian model who did all the big International shows during the late 70’s. Her name is Kirat Young nee Kirat Bhinder, 5’11, born in Delhi and rasied in Dehradun, who had a chance meeting with Mr Laurent himself while on her holiday in Paris and immediately started modeling for him. The then 19-year-old was urged by a French journalist Dominique Brebec to go see Yves Saint Laurent, who was then scouting for fresh faces for what was to become a revolutionary collection from the YSL house of fashion. Young worked with him for 12 years and also modeled for big labels like Chanel, Armani, Versace and Valentino. She has also apparently done shoots for French and US Vogue also. Kirat is now a well regarded jewellery designer for Oscar De La Renta and Valentino and lives In Paris.

6 comments:

Stephen NY Lotha said...

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The Fashion Retard Manual said...

Interesting...

Anonymous said...

this is news to me ...we have so many indian models and designers living abroad ,doin well and we have no clue bout them over here ...good job ed!

Asian Models Blogger said...

Wow, glad to hear she's doing well and working as a jewelry designer.

ELVIA said...

i love your blog! i'm indian and a fashion student but i never knew this. so interesting!! thanks for the post!! and i love ysl!! kisses!!

Anonymous said...

I like this blog! just found it. I am an Indian fashion model and I love seeing that the fashion industry is really making new breakthroughs and not just saying they are. This post on the first Indian fashion model is SO INTERESTING!