7 Greatest Karan Johar Movies That Reinvented Style & Glamour

Akansha Rukhaiyar

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) - Netflix and Prime Video

The juxtaposition of sports and chic in Anjali (Kajol) and Tina’s (Rani Mukerji) outfits by Manish Malhotra respectively opened up college girls in India to the world of 'tom-boy' outfits and athleisure, mini skirts, and metallic body cons.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - Netflix and Prime Video

Poo (Kareena Kapoor Khan), who was styled by Manish Malhotra, gave us chokers, backless outfits, sequin-laden tops, animal print jackets, halter tops and other countless iconic looks. Her fashions sense was ahead of its time, and we thank her for it.

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - Netflix and Prime Video

Another Karan Johar-Manish Malhotra win, this film gave us the stylish off-shoulder trend, the concept of twinning with someone you love, sequinned and heavy-print traditionals, and the oh-so-quotable "nice dress! nice tie" line every time we see someone in red.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) - Netflix and Prime Video

A Karan Johar movie where characters literally wore their personality on their sleeves. From Dev's (SRK) sombre sweaters to Maya's (Rani Mukerji) picture-perfect fits and Riya's (Preity Zinta) fiery and fun accessories, their style quotient was in tune with their intrinsic qualities.

Dostana (2008) - Netflix and Prime Video

Karan Johar ensured that Priyanka Chopra reinvented our love for gold with her metallic blouse 'desi girl' saree and shimmery golden swimsuit. She also served the perfect summer looks as Neha, a carefree, independent woman living in Miami.

Student of the Year (2012) - Netflix and Prime Video

Karan Johar knows that if there's ever a bullet wardrobe for a SoBo or South Delhi girl, it would be inspired by Shanaya's (Alia Bhatt) outfits in her introductory song. The boys' (Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra) college looks and traditional fits are the definition of effortless style.

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani (2023) - Prime video

Whether it was Rocky's (Ranveer Singh) flamboyant and bright gym bro looks or Rani's (Alia Bhatt) bold sarees that screamed elegance, Karan Johar reinvented the classic chiffon saree look and tapped into Rocky's unabashed character with his fashion choices.

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