Skip to comments.Naeem Khan gown worn by Michelle Obama wows state dinner crowd [creating jobs, took 40 to make it]
Posted on 11/25/2009 5:42:06 AM PST by SJackson
Naeem Khan has dressed Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Katherine Heigl, but it appears to have taken First Lady Michelle Obama, who wore his custom-made strapless silver-and-cream gown to a state dinner Tuesday night, to make him a household name. (If Khan gets a smidgen of the press that Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo got for designing Obama's Inauguration Day ensembles. we'll be thrilled for him.)
Khan, an Indian-born designer who shows at New York Fashion Week, consistently turns out jaw-droppingly gorgeous eveningwear, though he has been branching out in recent seasons. His signatures are ethnic embroideries, dazzling colors, and bold embellishments, like this stunner worn by Keys to the BET Honors last year.
Khan says the gown took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer's family workshop in India.
(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...
Well... she certainly worn worse.
Well chosen clothing for her. Looks good.
If she were paying for it with money that had been honestly made I’d be pleased for her.
She looks lovely! Her fashion sense and POSTURE have been awful, but it looks like she is finally getting some good management in her choice of clothes.
Very nice and appropriate for a State Dinner.
She represented us well. Her husband, well, that’s another story and one left out.
Wonder how much the taxpayers paid for this dress?
Maybe this designer can make a little something for Michelle to model and wear while she is in jail.
I agree, it looks nice. Could be the first time she’s worn something appropriate.
The boots go for about a grand.
“Khan says the gown took 40 people three weeks to complete at the designer’s family workshop in India.”
What would that cost in union wages?
I demand to know:
Inquiring minds want to know...
I wonder how many of them are children?
Looks like I should call my Grammy today and see if one of her drapes is missing.
Was it sewn by children being paid a penny a day??? ;)
Why can’t she dress like this all the time instead looking looking like a ghetto garage sale most of the time?
Obama had the chance to do something positive, like not act like an African dictator. He could have played the Marxist card and had his wife dressed in a common dress. Instead, he played the African dictator card.
He obviously likes the King Joffree role from “Coming to America.”
The Os are grads of the Rev. Wright School of Poverty and Public Service.
It’s somehow appropriate that the wife of the biggest Con should wear something by Khan.
It’s one of the few nice and appropriate things she’s worn. She might even look elegant. No boob belt either.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.