Naeem Khan: dazzling red carpet and sporty stripes

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan, a king of brilliant and bejeweled red carpet dressing, mixed his signature sparkle with gowns of sporty stripes Tuesday at New York Fashion Week.

He had a single oops moment — for most women, anyway — in a shorty short outfit of open red panels that exposed an intrepid model's thonged backside.

Khan rolled out the dazzle in silver, gold and a starburst of white in a beaded cocktail dress. There were shiny satins in kelly green and sunny yellow in several styles.

For that Hollywood moment when only mega-watt gold will do, Khan provided a fully sequined, body-skimming gown, flaired at the bottom with an open, sexy back.

Gold not your thing? A strapless gown in lilac with a high slit in shiny satin had a fully beaded bustier in silver up top.

Khan mixed his dramatic looks with a more playful geometric pattern that was fully beaded in red, blue and white. He used a floral in other playful, beaded day looks. This being his spring collection, there were other florals, including a classic design in deep red and gold.

Puzzling but incredibly comfortable looking was a ball gown in red and white stripes with a white tank top. He used stripes elsewhere in navy.


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