Justin Trudeau's decision to dress up like a groom (Dulha) has everybody making fun of him, from political leaders to his fans. The well-coordinated dupatta and the insistence of not wearing formal wear has apparently got everybody in splits.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah wondered why he is always dressed in a kurta and dupatta.
Other Twitter users also wondered why there is a dupatta around his neck all the time.
Social media is now divided into two groups -- one who says ethnic Indian dress can be regarded as a formal clothing for a head of state as well and the other branding Indian ethnic dress as Wedding outfits. There have already been scores of articles written so far like Buzzfeed saying that Justin was dressed like a Dulha and ethnic cannot be regarded as formal clothes. Many media houses jumped onto the bandwagon, commenting on Justin’s choice of dressing. While some like Global News Canada, pointed out how he was being criticised, others like Vanity Fair noticed the controversy and gave a neutral verdict for him saying that he is overdoing it.
As per Vogue Magazine, Justin’s wife Sophie wore Anita Dongre creations on her trip to India, while no one is sure what designer Justin was wearing. Indian Designer Raghavendra Rathore weighed in and said he should have worn a bandhgala. The Mint quoted him saying, “I think what he wears in India would be seen around the world, and I would like it to exhibit élan and sophistication. Trudeau would look most elegant in a bandhgala suit," Raghavendra Rathore said.
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