Phones were ringing off the hook the day Naeem Khan previewed his Resort collection. Michelle Obama had worn a custom gown by the designer to a state dinner the previous evening, and the press was having a field day. While most designers bask in the attention that an endorsement by the First Lady draws, Khan has already been there and done that several times over (he has dressed her for five public events and counting).

This outing was full of looks that MObama would approve of; a persimmon linen shift had over-the-top embroidery and an open back, while a heavily beaded, marigold number came beautifully draped for vintage appeal. Other looks were all over the place but still distinctly Khan. There was an impressionist floral-print silk caftan with grosgrain trim, and a seriously amazing "Cinco de Mayo" dress with an off-the-shoulder peasant bodice and a trailing, fitted skirt that used 26 different colored threads, took over 1,000 hours to create, and will only set you back around seven grand. It's all proof that Khan's business remains afloat for a reason in a difficult luxury market.