The avant-garde Palazzo Pants was seized on by glamorous Hollywood film stars of 1903’s and 1940’s such as Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich who wore them between takes on film sets. Hepburn paired hers with blazers and brogues. Marlene Dietrich wore hers with a crisp blouse. The message was clear: here was a way to look chic as a confident modern woman who worked and had her own strong identity in the world, who didn’t need to be restricted by old-fashioned skirts.

Considered to be the pinnacle of chic, this new style of trouser was quickly adopted by society women who loved its extra wide leg and sharp cut, the marriage of sophistication, comfort and elegance. But it wasn’t until the 1960’s and 1970’s that the style really took off as upscale evening-wear. Fashionable restaurants had routinely refused to admit women wearing trousers but Palazzo pants were a clever way round the ban –cooler than a skirt and smarter than an old-school trouser. Bianca Jagger wore them with memorably with a tuxedo and the fashion crowd swiftly followed suit, Studio 54, uptown NY, Diane Keaton in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. All the hottest stars and cult figures of the day could be found rocking a palazzo pant.

Since that time, the Palazzo pants in India has found its place in the fashion Hall of Fame. Bollywood celebrities such as Deepika Padukodne, Karishma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Genelia Deshmukh, and even Queen Kangana Ranaut, maintain Chanel’s legacy live on in an iconic trouser design cut for comfort, ease and eternal elegance.

Queen Kangana Ranaut

Queen Kangana Ranaut Palazzo

Deepika Padukodne

Deepika Padukodne Palazzo

Karishma Kapoor

Karishma Kapoor Palazzo

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty Palazzo



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