December 17, 2008 New York
Naeem Khan said he drew pre-fall inspiration directly from his customers. "I looked at them and offered what I felt they needed, at every level," he explained. For the client still looking to splurge, there were ultra-luxe wool sweater dresses with jewel-encrusted necklines and a cocktail sheath dripping in pearl beads and Swarovski crystals. On the flip side, a trio of hand-pleated georgette goddess gowns with toned-down embellishments still had that Khan touch, but at half the price of his traditional offerings.
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