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ET Awards 2019 Dress Code: KM Birla, Aditya Ghosh Look Dapper In Suits; Aditi Premji Stuns In Perfect LBD, Dada Goes Casual

Power Dressing Takes Centre Stage
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Power Dressing Takes Centre Stage

The rock band ZZ Top famously sang, ‘Cause every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man’. A contemporary version would leave no scope for sexism. It would have odes to disruptive dressing. In short, it could be inspired by the ET Awards for Corporate Excellence 2019. Achievers from various fields and of both genders mixed classic with playful as they glided in for the year’s biggest event.

From pops of colour to cool combinations, disruptive innovation was the order of the day, delivered piping haute by the evening’s most stylish guests.

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Red Dawn
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Red Dawn

Aditya Ghosh
CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes - South Asia

“When I first saw the dress code, I went out and bought a red tie.”

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A Pinch Of Lemon
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A Pinch Of Lemon

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group

Birla goes bold in a lime green tie with a floral pattern. He completes his suave look with monk strap shoes and rimless frames.

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A Pop Of Pink
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A Pop Of Pink

Aditi Premji
Fellow, Dasra

Aditi Premji’s LBD offers the perfect foil for her orange and pink shoes and matching shawl to stand out, disrupt and impress.

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A Unique Shade Of Grey
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A Unique Shade Of Grey

Vikas Oberoi
CMD, Oberoi Realty

“I just dress the way I like. My wife Gayatri told me that everyone is going to be in black or blue, so when I was pulling my suits out, she told me to wear this lighter suit as it would be different and match the outdoor setting. I’ve paired it with a Gucci pocket square.”

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Casually Cool
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Casually Cool

Sourav Ganguly
President, BCCI

Ganguly keeps it luxuriously casual in a checked Burberry shirt and trousers. His hot pink iPhone case makes sure he can always find it — day or night, Test or one-day.

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Suit Up!
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Suit Up!

Anchit Nayar (L)
CEO, Nykaa Retail
“I am a very simple dresser — I like to keep it basic. This jacket and pant combo is just something from my banking days.”

Namita Thapar (R)
ED, Emcure Pharmaceuticals
“I thought not wearing black would be disruptive at an event like this — everybody wears black — so I chose this suit instead. A little bit of colour.”

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Comfort First
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Comfort First

Ashish Hemrajani
CEO, Bookmyshow

“I just feel that you should dress in what you are comfortable in. I wore trousers that I like, my Ecco (shoes) which are quite young and disruptive and a Massimo shirt which I love. You’d find me dressed like this any day of the year.”

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Beauty In Black
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Beauty In Black

Dipali Goenka
CEO, Welspun India Ltd

“When I heard of the dress code, I wasn’t surprised. In today’s world of disruption, the theme is relevant. In a world of grey jackets, I thought I’d add some colour to the event and disrupt it. My shoes are Manolo Blahnik — they are my favourite and are just the most comfortable.”

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Hint Of Orange
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Hint Of Orange

Gaurav Deepak
Co-founder, Avendus Capital

For the evening, the investment banker added a poppy orange tie to elevate his formal look. Not wanting to get too disruptive with his look, he restricted himself to picking this choice of bold colour. A fun T-shirt and cool sneakers, though, would have been his attire of preference.

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