The Diplomacy and Politics of Fashion with Naeem Khan

Apr. 19, 2024
12:00PM - 1:15PM
SLB Room 127
Open to the Yale Community

INTERSECTIONS 2024 is excited to present a lunch panel on the politics and diplomacy of fashion with trailblazing Mumbai-born, New York-based fashion designer, Naeem Khan.

After First Lady Michelle Obama wore an original creation for her first state dinner with India’s Prime Minister in 2009, the House of Khan blossomed into a global powerhouse with a clientele comprised of the world’s most influential ladies in politics, culture, tech, and film. Join us on April 19 to see Michelle Obama's dress on display in-person with our event (!!).

Naeem Khan started his career working for the iconic designer Halston when he moved to the US at  18. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and his clothes are worn by some of the most important women in the world — including Princess Kate Middleton, Queen Noor of Jordan, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and many others. Today, his clothes can be found in over 225 stores across the world.

The House of Khan is largely influenced by the beauty of India - its culture, architecture, and history. He has worked closely with his generational family factory and continues to expand his oeuvre beyond clothing into museum exhibitions, interior design, and more.

The lunch panel with be moderated by Professor Amy Chua, and House of Naan lunch will be served!