Naeem Khan gets a boost from a trio of ’70s Halston muses
NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought 1970s glam back to New York Fashion Week with the help of a few models of the era.
The Halston icons Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson and Alva Chinn closed Khan's show Tuesday in silver sequined evening gowns, joined by the veteran designer on the runway for his bow.
Khan is known for his sparkling evening looks, but he got his start at Halston back in the day.
Naeem Khan creates an ode in color, black to ’70s New York
NEW YORK (AP) — With healthy doses of bright pinks and yellows, in butterfly prints and a palm motif, Naeem Khan's spring-summer collection felt sunny side up at New York Fashion Week.
There was, of course, plenty of the bling Khan is known for in gowns that have landed on the backs of queens and first ladies. Those allowed to wear open backs, one-shoulder in jersey and raffia fringe are more than welcome.
GREENWICH — The movements start out simple. The man and woman pull themselves in diagonals, their lower bodies tight and controlled. The scene feels unstable, like the chemistry between them could cause an explosion.
Then comes the harpsichord, and with it a funky tune. Suddenly, both the man and woman are alive. Whatever was holding them back fades as they spin like windmills and bounce like balls.
Here are some highlights from the upcoming fall dance season:
Kanopy Dance Company
Nov. 10-12 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.
Performing masterworks “Lyric Suite” and “Escape” from “Rooms” by Anna Sokolow, a principal dancer for Martha Graham’s original company who formed her own company in the 1930s, Kanopy will explore the anguish of the human condition.
BECKET >> In this week's line-up at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Adam H. Weinert presents his "MONUMENT" project, which features reconstructions of some of Pillow founder Ted Shawn's choreography. That in itself is a rare statement. Although Shawn, who died in 1972, is acknowledged as one of our most important American modern dance pioneers, his dances may be the least-remembered thing about him.
Shawn and his wife, Ruth St. Denis, formed the famed...
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