Style icons are personalities in different spheres of public life who gather a lot of adulations from the gathering and media. This is what makes them different from their counterparts. This hero worship and devotion puts more responsibility on their shoulder to carry forward the culture and values of that society forward as many idolize them enough to follow their footsteps. They are a combination of looks attire, speech and the total personality impact that creates that aura. They stand out from the mass culture through their traits. India has population of above one billion as a result there are different icons in different fields.
International Institute of Fashion Design INIFD 14000 students in 156 centres all over India, through a small election procedure selected Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi as the nation’s male political style icon with 50% of the votes. The other contenders were Navjot Singh Sindhu, Jytiraditya Scindia, and Sachin Pilot. Omar Abdullah gave a very close fight to Rahul Gandhi. In female category Hema Malini was at the top. The criteria style, presentation, and dress sense.
Freida Pinto the lead role character of Indian origin in international movie Slum-dog Millionaire is now style icon in Bollywood. She has style, name and prestigious international projects in her hand. She is working with Woody Allen a Hollywood director of repute. She is also Academy Award winner. That makes her on the top of the chart in the present year.
Among the sports women Saina Nehwal a badminton player of repute also sports the title of style icon through her charming personality and dress sense. She is also among the list of most beautiful women in India.
The latest person to catch the public eye because of safeguarding principles in public life in sports is Lalit Modi and has come in the category of style icon through a survey done online. His attire and body language have also gone in his favour.