Many siblings have been successful in the modeling world. The Hadid sisters – Bella and Gigi, spring to mind. Then there is the brother-sister duo of Rosie and Toby Huntington-Whitley.
Twins have been even rarer. There’s the Ruth and May Bell from Essex, U.K.; Ami and Aya, the pink-haired twins from Japan; the Paris-based Sabrina and Sarah Guessab; and Se Rim and Se Yeon Lee from South Korea. And back in the 2000s, India had representation in the form of Tupur and Tapar Chatterjee.
The Chatterjee sisters were the faces of some of the best brands, and regulars on magazine covers and fashion week shows. Once they went off the radar, there has been no noted twins representing South Asia.
Perhaps that has changed now with the arrival Mannat and Sirat Kaur, born in Chandigarh, raised in Miami and currently living in New York. The duo burst onto the fashion scene with a bang, with a campaign for Marc Jacobs, followed by debuts on the New York Fashion Week, and being picked by Rihanna for Fenty.
The twins took time out from their busy schedule during the New York Fashion Week to speak to SEEMA, describing how they got from Sector 17 in Chandigarh to the runways of the Big Apple.