Kirby is India’s biggest fashion designer and the country’s richest woman, with a net worth of $2.4 billion.

    She founded her namesake brand in 2002 and has worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Puma, Jil Sander and Puma. 

    Indira, on the other hand, has a net wealth of just $2 million and has been the subject of an investigation by the National Commission for Women for allegedly misusing public funds and failing to make her clients’ money grow. 

     According to Forbes, Indira earns $4 million a year from her business, Indika, which specializes in the “fashion of women in India”. 

     She’s also a director of the India Fashion Institute (IFI), which trains fashion designers to work in the country. 

    Indira’s fashion label also has an outlet in the US and she also hosts the popular fashion podcast and website Mashable on the Indian market. 

    Kirby has been criticized in recent years for not making money from her businesses.

    In a 2015 documentary, India’s Most Dangerous Fashion Designer, India’s Next Biggest Fashion Designer was criticized for not using her vast wealth to create a positive image for women. 

    She also made headlines earlier this year when she was found guilty of corruption in connection with the Vivian Mandal case. 

    A judge sentenced her to six years in prison for misappropriating funds and she’s been ordered to pay a $1.8 million fine. 

    While the court verdict was hailed as a step forward for women, Kirby was found to have also defrauded the government. 

    In a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, Kirbir, a member of Kirbri, said she did not intend to pay the fine, but the court “hasn’t treated me properly.”

    “I have no intention of paying any fine,” Kirbirs statement read.

    “However, it is the court’s duty to look into the matter.” 

    In her letter to the president, Kirbi said, “I will not allow the media to write stories about my personal finances.

    The whole issue has been politicized and used against me.” 

    India is also in the midst of a gender-based violence epidemic, which is a problem faced by women in the fashion industry as well. 

    Women in India are forced to wear long skirts, short dresses, revealing outfits and other styles to work and have to wear makeup to be seen in public. 

    According the latest UN data, one in three Indian women are sexually assaulted in their daily lives. 

    As women in fashion and entertainment, we are all victims of this violence.

    Kirbir’s company, Indiablog, also has a website Kirsty Kirby’s fashion site indiatimes.com is a social media platform where Kirby posts photos of her personal style and looks. 

    Her blog kirbyfashion.blogspot.com   has more than 7.5 million followers. 

    The Huffington Post has reached out to Kirbiri for comment.

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