Iconic Style: Rajmata Gayatri Devi

If you go to Jaipur, India, you will hear her name dozens of times in a day. "She had that building built", "My Aunt went to the school she opened" "I sat on her lap as a kid!".
Try on a scarf or a necklace and you will be told that you look just as beautiful as her, the Maharani.
Gayatri Devi married, for love, the dashing polo-playing Maharaja of Jaipur Sawai Man Singh II and became the third Maharani of Jaipur from 1939 to 1970.
An icon of women's equality, she was highly educated, and she also open Gayatri Devi School for Girls, which remains one of the country’s best schools.
She was nominated by Vogue as one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world along with Greta Garbo and Ava Gardner.
Her bobbed hair, chiffon saree and single string of pearls, were considered exceedingly simple attire for a woman in her elevated position, and her minimalist aesthetic was mimicked by all the young stylish women of Jaipur, who admire her to this day.

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