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Bibhu Mohapatra: A Modest Man Conquers the World of Women’s Fashion

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra attends the Bibhu Mohapatra fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on February 18, 2015 in New York City.  (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Designer Bibhu Mohapatra attends the Bibhu Mohapatra fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

“Who do I begin to thank for the modest success I have been so fortunate to enjoy in my life?” the celebrated Indian born, international...




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