New York Fashion Week Fall 2011:
Glam, glam, glam: having just returned from the Haute Couture in Paris before the start of New York Fashion Week, I can honestly say that Naeem Khan is the American counterpart. His choice of fabrics, attention to detail and extraordinary craftsmanship are beyond perfection. Naeem’s designs are clearly not for the average consumer–many of his clients buy couture–but well-heeled women like Michele Herbert, Muffie Potter Astin, Somers Farkas, Donna D’Cruz and Susan Fales Hill were all making their lists.
Naeem Khan’s aesthetic is all about glamour–there’s nothing “sporty” about his wonderful clothes, whether they’re short cocktail dresses or long gowns.
At Larry Herbert’s 80th birthday bash, his wife Michele was wearing a Naeem Khan gown that was so beautiful, it took my breath away: I had to ask who designed it. By happy coincidence, Naeem was at the party, too, and Michele introduced us. Not long after, I saw Naeem again, dining at La Grenouille with Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo (who was wearing another delicious example of his work). His designs are, quite literally, wearable pieces of art! During this season’s show, I was especially taken by the long gowns, and I wasn’t alone: you could hear the oohs and ahhs coming from all those excited clients in the front row.
Naeem Khan is from another world–the world of glamour I so love and appreciate. His show was the perfect way to end New York Fashion Week!