A quick Google search reveals that Naeem Khan
can nab more red-carpet credits in one month than many of his competitors do in an entire year. No doubt, several of the evening gowns from his new Pre-Fall lineup will turn up during the upcoming awards season. More than likely, starlets will gravitate toward the dazzling looks decorated with Khan’s signature beading and threadwork. A particular standout was the red finale number featuring intricate baroque scrolls painstakingly embroidered on sheer georgette. It would look fantastic worn with a matching, painted-on pout on someone like Golden Globe nominee Lupita Nyong’o. In contrast, a pair of short pastel frocks that shook with allover beaded fringe seemed too costumey—we left the Gatsby
flapper look behind in 2013.
Other noteworthy ideas here included the delicate, draped metallic chains found on a glam cocktail dress and party top (which looked nice shown with a trumpet skirt but would really shine paired with crisp white jeans) and a long, strapless skirt cut from a pale, iridescent jacquard that is a pretty option for women who don’t want all that heavy embellishment but still want to look special.