Meet the man who dresses Michelle Obama and Beyoncé

Naeem Khan has dressed everyone from leading ladies to first ladies in his signature embellished gowns.

In fact, the Indian-American designer counts Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton among his many glamorous fans.

He and his wife, jewelry designer Ranjana Khan, split their time between New York — where his company and their two sons are based — and their Miami penthouse.

In 2019, Khan will move his headquarters to new buildings on Miami’s Northwest South River Drive, which will also house a fashion school.

“Miami is my new favorite city,” says the 58-year-old. “It’s tropical, multicultural and sunny.”

Here’s a look at 11 things that brighten his world.


“Love the ’50s modern. It’s clean, functional and elegant.”

Eero Saarinen “Womb” chair for Knoll, $4,107 at DWR


“Takes me to the exotic romance land.”

Montale Paris “Amber & Spices” fragrance, $170 (3.4 oz.) at Aedes


“Arc is my go-to pair of jeans.”

“Arc 3D” tapered jeans, $210 at G-Star


“The smoothest tequila — it’s my nightcap.”

Casa Dragones joven tequila, $300 at Sherry-Lehmann


“The Art Deco design inspired by New York City.”

“Basel” in “Gold Geometric” limited-edition bag, $1,490 at Naeem Khan


“I love the beach and warm weather. The scent reminds me of that relaxing Miami feeling.”

Elements “Water” candle, $220 at Tom Dixon


“Given to me by my dad. I sign all my most important documents with this pen.”

Pelikan “Toledo” fountain pen, $1,272 at Nibs


“I grew up with palms in India. This book is the encyclopedia of palms of the world.”

“Martius: The Book of Palms,” by H. Walter Lack, $17 at Barnes & Noble


“The artwork and details are incredible, a continuous source of inspiration.”

“Cabinet of Natural Curiosities” by Albertus Seba, $20 at Taschen


“Our office go-to for fresh and light lunches. It’s always exciting trying new recipes.”

“Martha Stewart’s Vegetables,” by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, $18 at Barnes & Noble


“The coolest bohemian vibe.”

Naeem Khan floral-print jumpsuit, price upon request at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.

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Meet the man who dresses Michelle Obama and Beyoncé

April 20, 2017