45 years of creation
A Sari Story
Mode hippie à Paris

Political journalist, creator of stylish fashion boutiques, film-costume designer, Mohanjeet Grewal’s carrier spanned several countries.
In 1952 she left her native India for the United States and reached Paris in the early 60s where she opened her first shops La Malle de l’Inde and Mohanjeet (which bears her name) in 1968. As a pioneer and ambassador of Indian fashion she was feted by the press in 1969 -- and quickly rose to fame.

60-68-69 … These magical, esoteric, symbolic numbers recall the flower generation, Gainsbourg’s erotic year not to forget about dramatic 1968.
45 years after her first fashion show in Paris, Mohanjeet is still celle qui conquière l’amour, the one who conquers love (that is her name!).

Her daring creation of the mini-sari, her energy and generosity amazed Parisians at the time. Her first customers and friends were Romain Gary, Jean Seberg, Catherine Deneuve, Yves Saint Laurent, Jane Fonda ... Her life was a novel full of incredible people: journalists, novelists, filmmakers, actors, painters, photographers, fashion designers...

Hervé Perdriolle and Lucile Allanche have posted this blog to celebrate Mohanjeet’s 45 years of creation. The extraordinary journey of an outstanding woman here told through fashion photos taken by the greatest photographers (such as Sarah Moon and Helmut Newton), documentary portraits and press clips.

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