February 03, 2007 New York
If somewhat repetitive, the effect was still dazzling. Another series of striking pieces, including a festive evening jacket, was decked out with hand-cut Venetian-glass mirrors. A series of organzas, meanwhile, were appliquéd with abstract patterns of patent leather, inspired by Mogul palaces in Khan's native India.
He also used embellishments of pleated and steam-crushed organza ribbons. "They are fabulousartsy and crafty, but modern," feels Khan. The Halston alum balanced out the glitz factor a bit with a pair of pieces that expressed a more subtle elegance: a flowing scarf gown in ombré shades of topaz and a one-shouldered dress adorned with a simple feather corsage.