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Discovery

As the only Indian designer invited to the Paris Fashion Week for seven consecutive years, Arora has left his contemporaries far behind. At Mode à Paris — the oldest fashion body in the world, founded in 1868 —Arora is the only Indian to share space with big names such as Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and British designer John Galliano (whom Arora is often likened to). Another impressive feather in Arora’s already colourful cap is his appointment as creative director of French fashion house Paco Rabanne in 2011. He showcased his first collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week SS’12; six of his designs were worn by pop sensation Lady Gaga for the MTV Europe Music Awards. His other customers include supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Katy Perry — who recently wore a sequined dress designed by Arora at an inaugural party for the Indian Premier League. He was also the subject of Discovery Travel and Living’s show, The Adventures of the Ladies Tailor.

Arora isn’t one to brag. “I started showing internationally about seven years ago, so I have a long way to go before I can call myself successful,” he says. “But it is a great feeling to see my designs on some of the leading women in the entertainment industry!”