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Naeem Khan's Glamorous and Sparkly Socialite-Friendly Gowns

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Last night, the society and fashion set made their way to the Naeem Khan show on the final evening of Fashion Week. Naeem Khan, known for his luxe red carpet and black-tie appropriate evening gowns, presented a Fall 2011 collection that read like a "fabulous at any age" feature targeted toward socialites of all generations.

The show opened with an über-mini black satin dress with red patent leather embroidered flower embellishment for the 20-something celebutante and closed out with an elegant (read: mature), floor-length intricately beaded v-front trumpet gown with flattering dolman sleeves.

Sandwiched in between, the looks switched back and forth from lavish strapless ballgowns with elaborate gold embroidery to Halston-referential (Naeem Khan once apprenticed for Halston) clingy shimmery silhouettes and plunging v-necks to billowing floral print organza gowns to a conservative long-sleeve two-toned wool crepe sheaths to abbreviated bead and paillette-embellished frocks with bouncing ostrich feather skirts.

The models, styled by Mary Alice Stephenson, wore their hair clean and classy with middle parts and low twists and sported strong brows and nude lips. Most of the models were wearing excessively high-platform (like three inches — the platform) Louboutins and the situation was precarious at times as the poor girls looked as if they were this close to snapping at the ankles or toppling over.

Halfway through the show, we noticed a trail of wayward ostrich feathers littering the runway and observed society scene habitué Somers Farkas presumably making mental notes on what pieces to pre-order from Naeem Khan in preparation for the fall social circuit.

The front row was populated with plenty of "refreshed" society types sporting immaculate blow-outs, plus fellow designer and friend, Rachel Roy and stylist June Ambrose. We also saw a grumpy-looking Andrew Mukamel making his way to his seat, which we thought was kind of incongruous since he's more goth than glam. Maybe he got confused and thought it was L.A.M.B., which started an hour later? Anyway.

Before the show, we caught a moment with Rachel Roy (who must think that we're stalking her at this point). She's friends with Naeem Khan and he attended her presentation earlier in the week. It's pretty cool that they support each other professionally and we were wondering if they ever hang out in non-work related settings. Rachel said that they try and get together when they can, but "we don't go out as much as when he went out when he worked for Halston." Oh right — the Studio 54 days. "Exactly."

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