Enjoy Your Curves

Filmfare|July 2020

Enjoy Your Curves
From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Freida Pinto, stylist Tanya Ghavri has a cross-continent presence. Analita Seth converses with the fashion royalty
Analita Seth

Daughter of former Indian cricketer, Karsan Ghavri, Tanya Ghavri’s scoring in another field – style and glamour. After a stint at the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2003, she began her on-the-job training, assisting stylist Pernia Qureshi on the hi-glam film Aisha (2009). Even as she continues styling for films, she’s a personal stylist for several celebrities including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Freida Pinto. To their stunning silhouettes, Tanya adds her style. To their beauty, she lends soul. The co-founder of The Dhoom Dhaam Weddings, a fashion event company, for Tanya creating drama out of drapes is a 24-hour job… Excerpts

WHEN DID YOU REALISE YOU WANTED TO GET INTO THE FASHION BUSINESS?

I went to study at Parsons School of Design in New York when I was 17. A year into the course, I realised that the fashion industry is where I belong. I was passionate about learning more about it and working in this industry.

HOW HAS IT BEEN SO FAR?

It’s been an exciting, enriching and a huge learning curve for me. I’ve met amazing teachers and people along the way. I’ve travelled the world intensely, thanks to my work. I’m glad I’ve found my calling so early in life. I’m excited about what I want to accomplish in the future, personally and professionally.

HOW DIFFERENT IS EDITORIAL STYLING FROM RED CARPET AND PARTY ATTIRE?

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