‘Fashion Icon’ Tag Irks Khar






'Fashion Icon' Tag Irks KharShe might have captured the fancy of Indian media with her precious South Sea pearls, Roberto Cavalli shades and Birkin bag, but Pakistan’s youngest foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar is not pleased by her depiction as a “fashion icon”.

Khar, Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister who returned to Pakistan Thursday evening after a visit to India for talks with her counterpart SM Krishna, reacted angrily to questions pertaining to coverage of her fashion style in leading Indian dailies. “You see paparazzi are everywhere. Besides, you (referring to media) should not do such acts,” Khar said, replying to a question at the Lahore airport on her arrival from India.

So irked was she at the question that she refused to take any more questions and left for Islamabad. During her visit to New Delhi, she was the talk of the town, with the media closely following her fashion accessories. Such was the focus that even The Wall Street Journal too carried a story on the Indian media’s reporting of Khar’s fashion style. “From her blue tunic pants ensemble to her Roberto Cavalli shades, everything grabbed Indian eyeballs, with media coverage of her accessories practically overshadowing the India-Pakistan dialogue…,” the journal said.


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