Michelle Obama is thrusting Asian American designers into the spotlight. She already boosted the visibility of Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul. This time it’s Indian American designer Naeem Khan turn with a stunning strapless champagne dress with traditional Indian bracelets for President Obama‘s first State Dinner. Other celebs Naeem Khan has dressed include Padma Lakshmi, Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, and Oprah. The media seems to have fallen in love with another designer.
The guest of honor for the dinner was Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Some of the high profile guests for the State Dinner were Deepak Chopra, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M. Night Shyamalan and Kal Penn.
CNN coverage of the state Dinner
Indian American designer Naeem Khan on Larry King Live
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Obama make a toast at the state dinner.