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From Nothing to getting everything - Vaishali Shandangule becomes the first Indian woman to take part in the Paris Couture week

Shandangule's couture collection presented 20 garments, featuring craftsmanship from across India.

Vaishali Shandangule. image courtesy:

Eponymous label designer Vaishali Shadangule made her debut Paris Haute Couture Week this year. The 43-year-old woman stepped out of her home at the age of 17.  Designing was not on the list at that time. All she knew was that she needed to get out of Vidisha and explore the world.

Working as an office assistant in a builders office for 500 rupees a month, to now holding the pride of being the first-ever woman designer from India and the second designer after Rahul Mishra, the journey wasn't a cakewalk for her.

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