Like everything else, fashion too has evolved greatly in the last 63 years of our country's colourful journey. One outfit, however, continues to hold a special place in every fashionista's wardrobe. We take a look at the many shades and styles of the evergreen saree.
A designer in a saree walks the ramp, as her models, also in sarees and lehengas look on.
With her curvy body and all Indian good looks, Priyanka Chopra is like a poster-girl for sarees.
Actress Rekha is known to be partial to elaborate sarees with a generous touch of gold.
The younger generation has also embraced the garment. Dia Mirza here looks elegant in a dull gold saree.
The tall and statesque Deepika Padukone looks absolutely glorious in her pinkish-orange saree.
Urvashi Sharma plays up a simple saree with a seriously blingy blouse, with a cut-out detail in the front.
Vidya Balan, who was earlier criticised for her dressing sense, has taken to the saree with a vengeance.
The Balan family potrait.
Vidya wears a saree by her favourite designer Sabyasachi.
Straight off the sets of 'Ishqiya', where Vidya plays a village belle.
Aishwarya Rai in a dark and attractive version of the garment.
And then in a pretty pink one.
Even foriegners can't resist the charm of the saree, as is evident by this picture of the Williams sisters.
Claudia Ciesla wears a grey and mauve net saree.
Mrs Ben Kingsley goes for the kill in a bright red saree.
Bobby Darling in a black lace saree.
Along with the saree, it's accompanying blouse has also taken on many forms. Jacqueline Fernandez wears a high neck blouse with her printed saree.
Kangana Ranaut adopts the popular net saree.
Urvashi Sharma glows in a black net saree.
Celina Jaitley matches her traditional saree to an oversized bindi.
Kajol is absolutely breath taking in this elegant number.
Kirron Kher in a stunning black saree with gold and silver detailing.
The ever-elegant Hema Malini goes for a muted cream saree.
Divya Dutta gets experimental with her saree.
Designer Neeta Lulla in a shaded saree.
Even super models love sarees! Jesse Randhawa is a vision in her white saree and green blouse.
Raima Sen walks the ramp in a saree made by the weavers of Kolkata.
Sister Riya Sen follows.
A model poses on the ramp.
The many forms of a saree live on and on and on.