Awards season is boom time for Naeem Khan
, whose celebrity clientele drives his business. So the designer is very deliberate when it comes to filling his pre-fall lineup with evening gowns that will rack up the red-carpet credits. Khan didn't want to jinx himself by calling out which starlets in
particular he'd like to outfit this year, but there were enough glam looks here to satisfy a large swath of A-listers. You could imagine the sub-20-year-old set wearing his slinky Halston-esque dresses with allover sparkles; ditto goes for the petal-colored number with a deep V, mixed sequins, and black "scratches of beads." A more demure dame might opt for the lustrous
long-sleeved gown with "oyster wave" beading. Khan does have the occasional tendency to go a little too over-the-top (see: the voluminous looks in a blown-up, ferocious tiger print that
might swallow a woman whole). But then again, if anyone knows the lengths these Hollywood stars are willing to go to in order to land in Us Weekly
, it's him.