His designs are loved by First Lady Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria, and Penelope Cruz, and as expected, Naeem Khan’s A/W12 show sparkled on the runway, as well as off. Figuratively speaking with stars like Padma Lakshmi, Kristin Chenoweth, Ahna O’Reilly, and (fucking) Matt Damon filling the front row, and literally speaking as Khan went back to his native southeast Asian roots with this beyond gorgeous collection, citing the decadent land of India as his main inspiration.
He materialized this through heavy beading, ethnic embroidering, and metallic embellishments prominently displayed on sparkly caftan dresses, glimmering gold sequined gowns, shimmering silver power suits, gold-studded skinny pants, cute cocktail frocks, and flouncy feather skirts. While necklines were deep, backs were exposed, and thigh slits were sky high, it wasn’t done in a tasteless, garish way at all—Khan’s fall offering came across masterfully artistic and incredibly celebratory of the fabulous feminine figure. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.