M Pallonji

Lilaowala’s leading ladies

What do feminist and socialite Lady Meherbai Tata, freedom fighter Bhikhaiji Cama and photo journalist Homai Vyarawala have in common? What links actor Persis Khambatta with Bapsybanoo Pavry, the Marchioness of Winchester and lawyer Cornelia Sorabji? If your answer is "they were all iconic Parsis,” you are nearly right. These are the women who, says couturier Ashdeen Lilaowala, inspired him to collaborate, visualize and "create” their likenesses dressed in his fabrics, along with creative personality Kadambari Misra who "models” as these women. "(Misra) does so in select saris from our contemporary and archival collections as well as some from her......

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