Naeem Khan's Fall 2013 collection got a rare standing ovation from the New York Fashion Week crowd Tuesday, and with stars like Matt Damon, Brooke Shields and Vanessa Hudgens in the audience, that's no small feat.
Damon, who wore a black, button-down shirt and posed with fans, matched wife Luciana Barroso beside him. Brooke Shields waved and smiled from across the runway.
“Wow. Still speechless after #NaeemKhan's show. Stunning dresses with amazing embellishments!” tweeted “Pretty Little Liars” actress Shay Mitchell, who sat between actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Morgan Saylor of “Homeland.”
And boy, she wasn't kidding.
Embellishments have been a recurring theme for Fall 2013, and Khan has it mastered, from beaded collars on cocktail dresses and sparkling tops with airy chiffon skirts to full-length beaded gowns.
An overskirt atop a pair of tuxedo trousers worn with a crystal bolero had the crowd talking, as did a model who just floated down the runway in a red trapeze gown. Khan's inspiration, “the grandeur of the Byzantine Empire,” shined through in the form of sheer, delicate lace, rich velvet and gold antique-style embroidery.
Seats were reserved for Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith, but the actress and her pop star daughter didn't make it to the show. Oh well, more eye candy for the rest of us.