01 / 20

Redefining the 70s and 80s style, yesteryear star Rishi Kapoor was a true sartorial risk-taker with an incredible style carriage. From rocking oversized sunglasses to effortlessly slipping into blingy outfits to putting sweaters on the map, the actor truly ushered in a distinctive style vocabulary for several generations of audiences. His fashion was unapologetically cool, on several occasions gender-neutral and appealed to a vast majority of Indian men for its flamboyant, yet casual grace. The iconic trendsetter, here we bring you throwback pictures of Kapoor that capture his style prowess.

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02 / 20

A third-generation star, Rishi Kapoor was the second son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor and grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor. Born on September 4, 1952, he first appeared before the camera in the 1950s in his father Raj Kapoor’s film ‘Shree 420.’ However, his debut role was in the 1970 film ‘Mera Naam Joker.’ His effortless screen presence widely acknowledged him as an actor.

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03 / 20

He went on giving major hits. From being a lover-boy to hero with a comic timing and an intense actor with strong dialogue delivery, Kapoor acted in more than 100 films. His magical eyes, iconic style and charming personality were defined as unmatchable.

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04 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

Kapoor’s distinctive style in the movies left an impression on many. His obsession with colourful, loud, sweaters and jumpers became the signature Rishi Kapoor. Here, we look back at some of his most memorable fashion moments that made him a true style icon.

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05 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the  OG fashion icon

No one has made sweaters look cooler on the big screen as Rishi Kapoor did with his stylish pieces.

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06 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

Anyone who has watched a whole lot of Kapoor’s movies will instantly notice those classy sweaters.

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07 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

From fun patterns to colour blocking, the legendary actor made sweaters the next big thing.

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08 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

Another trademark Rishi Kapoor style was sporting a chic muffler with basics. Remember his retro look from ‘Bobby?’ The pink and black striped muffler is hard to forget.

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09 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

He popularised this disco look when he danced atop a moving vinyl in the iconic song ‘Om Shanti Om’ from the 1980 film ‘Karz.’ The actor donned a silver sequinned full-sleeved shirt and teamed it with matching silver pants and pointy shiny shoes.

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10 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Shimmer and sweaters, these pictures prove why Rishi Kapoor is the OG fashion icon

Bell bottoms were a big trend in the 70s and 80s and the look is back in fashion. Kapoor didn’t shy away from trying this style and ended up looking extraordinarily fashionable.

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2022-09-10