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Full Name  Naeem Khan
Role  Designer
Name  Naeem Khan

Occupation  Fashion designer
Spouse  Ranjana Khan
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Born  May 21, 1958 (age 57) (1958-05-21) Mumbai, India

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Naeem Khan (born May 21, 1958) is an Indian-American fashion designer known for his ornate and intricately detailed gowns, and for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


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Early and personal life

He was born Naeemuddin Khan on May 21, 1958 in Bareilly, India to Sharfuddin Khan and Razia Baig. His father and grandfather cultivated an early interest in textiles, as they both designed intricate clothing worn by the royal families. Of his early passion for design, Khan has said, “It was built into my DNA. I watched my father design formal wear for India’s most influential people, and I knew that I would want to pursue a similar path.”

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In 1981, at the age of 23, he married model and jewelry designer Ranjana Kapadia, with whom he has two sons, Zaheen and Shariq.

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Khan lives in New York City, and Miami, Florida

Career and brand

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In 1978, Khan moved to the United States to apprentice for legendary American designer Halston. During this time, he mastered the art of draping and garment construction, and worked with cultural icons such as Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, and Elizabeth Taylor. Of this period, Khan says, “My knowledge of fashion and lifestyle is much influenced by my time with Halston… as a designer you have to be aware of the various arts, travels, cinema, museums, culture and geography in order to be a world recognized brand.”

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Khan spent several years after his apprenticeship continuing to work with Halston on a freelance basis, going on to launch fashion house Riazee in 1981, a clothing label named after his mother that was carried in prominent American retail stores for about a decade.

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In 2003, he launched his eponymous label and began showing his collections at New York Fashion Week with immediate reception by the world’s top retailers and notable celebrities. Khan’s gowns have been worn by Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Katy Perry and Kate Hudson, among others. First Lady Michelle Obama has worn the brand on over ten different occasions, beginning in 2009 at her first state dinner. In April 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wore a Naeem Khan dress on her visit to the Taj Mahal with Prince William in Agra, India.

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Most recently, Khan launched his bridal collection in 2013.

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