Naeem Khan knows how to take a woman's breath away, which is why the designer's well-heeled customers (ranging from such starlets as Taylor Swift and Emmy Rossum to the First Lady herself) regularly turn to him for eveningwear to make memories in. As usual, Khan's Resort lineup included plenty of dazzling numbers for those moments when the red carpet is rolled out and the flashbulbs are popping. A long black column gown featuring intricate baroque embroidery, and several Deco-inspired styles with dense crystal embellishment and feathered skirts—we're talking Chrysler Building fashion statements here—were particularly eye-catching. For cocktail hour and lower-wattage events, Khan showed a pretty knee-length halter frock overlaid in hand-crocheted raffia lace, as well as a slinky sheath with allover silver sequins stitched on to lightweight cotton tulle so it had the drape and comfort of a T-shirt.

A series of vibrant floral-print pieces disrupted the collection's streamlined color palette; they looked a bit out of place. Still, as Khan put it and we confirm, they'd be terrific options for a glamorous December night at the New York Botanical Garden.