The regal Anarkali, passed over from Emperor Akbar’s court to the modern woman’s closet, still denotes royalty. What lies behind the eternal appeal of Maharani Gayatri Devi’s jewelry? What keeps the Sherwani of the Badshahs still reigning in marriage halls? Talk about the Khadi craze which owed itself to the pre-independence nationalist movement or the Nehru jacket which became a classic piece in no time, there’s numerous traces of royalty seeping into modern fashion. Witness the tales of royalty merging with the fervor of ethnic fashion, right through its centuries-old history.