Crusader of Cool

At the recent Academy Awards, Hollywood ace Harrison Ford dressed up in Paul Smith, for the newly streamlined, specially televised event.

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Legendary actor Harrison Ford dons Paul Smith at the recent Academy Awards in LA

For the 93rd Academy Awards held on April 25, actor Harrison Ford chose to wear a Paul Smith Tailored-Fit Two-Button Evening Suit, Black Bow Tie, and Pintuck Bibbed Cotton Tuxedo Shirt.

Sir Paul Smith and Harrison Ford at the launch of the Paul Smith capsule collection in collaboration with Mark Mahoney, at the Melrose Avenue store in LA

Paul first met Harrison when the actor made an unexpected visit to the brand’s Floral Street shop many moons ago, the two were reunited recently when Paul was in Los Angeles for the launch of his collaboration with LA-based tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney. Paul, famous for dressing the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd, had hosted a party at his Melrose Avenue flagship, famous for its bright pink wall – which some say is one of the most instagrammed spots in California – for a hip, laid-back crowd that included the Indiana Jones superstar.


Priya Kumari Rana

Lifestyle Insider is a kind of junction point, connecting people with diverse interests that touch on the more luxurious aspects of lifestyle – fashion, design, travel, food and spirits, art, watches and jewellery, cars, yachts, and aviation, and technology. People today don’t fit into boxes and categories. In our individual ways, we are interested in diverse themes, products, and the challenges that face our world today. You will judge how well this effort of mine caters to your passions and proclivities.

Lifestyle Insider is a showcase of all that is beautiful and luxe. Behind every creation, is a designer, chef, entrepreneur, or a design maison. I have delved into my own appreciation for objetsde luxe that I have admired over the years – be it a love of fashion from the world’s top Parisian and Italian fashion maisons and their ’90s muses, or the care that goes into sari and Indian textile collections in my own family. Growing up on four continents, as the daughter of a former Indian Ambassador, I’ve seen a remarkable array of historic places and met a myriad people. My aim is to bring my world view into this website, a curation of what I find particularly stunning, unique, and newsworthy.

It’s an exciting time for brands all over the world. With change comes opportunity. With the global ‘reset’ and uncertainty on many fronts, there is a chance to write a new script. Let’s be those pioneers.

A bit about me:
A luxury and fashion journalist with 25 years of experience in publishing and magazine journalism, I have edited some of India’s top fashion and luxury magazines. I got my BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and went on to receive my Master’s in English and French from the University of Strasbourg, France. I have also studied German and Film. I live in Gurugram, India, and look forward to once again exploring our world with a new-found freedom.

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