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Here is the list of biggest Pakistani style icons of all time:
Wiqar Ali Khan
This charming, tall, notoriously dapper and smart Khan looks somebody straight out of a GQ cover. Wiqar Ali Khan, Swat born and London raised kid has always been on covers and magazines because of his fashion scene. He got his lucky break at the age of 16 as a model, from there he moved to being a VJ, a producer, director, a seasoned actor and a brand ambassador for numerous brands. Wiqar also served as the Vice President of MTV for a couple of years, the same channel he started off his career as a VJ with. He first created swirls in the industry when caught conversing articulately in English and equally fluent Pashto. Wiqar has always pulled off crispy fashion so effortlessly that whenever we think of style icons of Pakistan, this name always shimmers on the very peak.
Justin Trudeau who? Our very own Prime Minister, Imran Khan is a complete heart-throb. Even at the age of 65, the man still puts on anything and the next morning you wake up to find it a trending. From V-necks in the 80’s to Peshawari Chappals with Jeans and Polos, from Leather Jackets over Shalwar Kameez to rocking a bridal wear, Imran Khan has been the pioneer of a lot of fashion statements in Pakistan. Back in the days when the captain used to play in the field, he was considered the most eligible bachelor of his time. He had a huge fan following and majority of them were his loyal army of female admirers.
The chief used to wear colored shalwar kameez before taking the office, but has now settled for the mostly modest statesmen like white shalwar kameez over which he is usually seen carrying a leather jacket – his signature.
The fop, style goddess, the ever charming – Mahira Khan is not only the top-notch actress of our country but has also represented the industry across borders. Her style game has never disappointed her audience; even when she got her first break as VJ back in the days, she used to rock her street style in the coolest ways. As we have all witnessed her age beautifully, her fashion has also evolved with her. She’s seen dressed more elegantly now and carries some of the boldest and regal looks very easily. Well, that’s not unusual for somebody as gorgeous as Mahira Khan. The queen khan truly justifies the scale of her stardom.
Another Khan in our list, but without whom this list is incomplete – Fawad Khan – the gentleman, the musician, the charming actor, not just these, rather the best at what he does. Fawad Khan, who started his career in the industry as a lead vocalist for their Rock Band called the EP (Entity Paradigm) later in his career played “Ashar” in one of the most iconic TV productions of HUM TV “Humsafar”. Fawad has also showcased his acting in a few Bollywood movies like “Khoobsurat” and “Kapoor and Sons”. Be it a store launch, movie promotions, on screen, off camera, this hunk never fails to impress us with his dresses and style sense. It would not be an exaggeration to say he truly is one of the most stylish people in our industry.
The musician cum actor, a fabulous painter, “Chhanno” guy, Ali Zafar is our next style icon. A multi-talented musician, producer and actor who dresses very sharply for every occasion from Award shows to Music Videos to movie premiers. Charming looks, a beautiful voice and a crazy fan following, these are the hallmarks of this ideal show stopper. Ali Zafar is a true asset to the industry and an even bigger fashion bearer.
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