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DESIGNER: Naeem Khan

INSPIRATION: This designer has come into his own after Michelle Obama wore his gown to a state dinner. He's exercising his newfound confidence.

TOP LOOKS: Dresses and gowns that combine lace overlays with jeweling

ACCESSORIES: This was a dual-purpose show -- Ranjana Khan's jewelry adorns just about every piece in the collection.

WHO WAS THERE: Grace Hightower, Perrey Reeves, Rachel Roy, Colin Cowie, Janie Bryant of "Mad Men," and just about every social on New York's Upper East Side

WHAT WE THOUGHT: This was a pretty collection, loaded with event-worthy pieces that people will talk about for being ostentatious. Naeem has his fans: The socials, who are his main customers, applauded pieces as they came down the catwalk and gave him a standing ovation. But for all his beaded and embroidered artistry, we'd like to see more restraint, and more daywear. We're confident Naeem has it in him.

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