Padma Lakshmi In Naeem Khan – 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

Padma Lakshmi attended the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, held at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City last night.

The TV host was seated directly opposite me during the Naeem Khan Fall 2012 presentation, so I’m not surprised she snapped up this stunning gown.

I also had my eye on this navy-and-black abstract-beaded georgette trumpet gown with a jet fringe beaded bodice, but it was on my wish list for Emily Blunt.

Padma more than does justice to this gown, so the sighting of it on the red carpet fills me with joy.

A braided updo and barely-there makeup provided the finishing touches.

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15 Responses to Padma Lakshmi In Naeem Khan – 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

  1. EmmaWoodhouse June 6, 2012 at 00:27 #

    Wow, she takes my breath away in this. GORGEOUS gown–would have been lovely on Emily too but Padma makes it look as though it were made for her!!! So glamorous. BDOTE!

  2. Christine June 5, 2012 at 22:46 #


  3. Ritika June 5, 2012 at 17:54 #

    It was one of my favourites from his collection. Padma looks good in it. I think a better pose would have helped.

  4. Mol June 5, 2012 at 17:52 #

    Padma looks incredible, I love this gown and can see why you were eager to see it on the red carpet F.C., the texture and details are gorgeous.

  5. Nat39 June 5, 2012 at 17:44 #

    She’s got the stature to pull off this gorgeous creation but the braided updo is a bit of let down, elegantly slicked back hair would’ve worked better. Her makeup is a bit dull, could’ve accented either eyes or lips just a bit more.

  6. dee June 5, 2012 at 17:28 #

    I love this gown. She looks lovely.

  7. Shaina June 5, 2012 at 17:26 #

    She looks beautiful. This gown is truly stunning on her figure.

  8. Odette June 5, 2012 at 17:19 #

    Padma is devastatingly beautiful.

    doesn’t have to try too hard, like she did with this look- she let the stunning gown speak for itself and kept everything else elegant. Love this.

    I am disappointed Emily Blunt’s stylist Jessica Paster didn’t get with the program by snatching this gown for Mrs. Krasinski, I am relieved it finally got its red carpet moment.

  9. fromchi-town June 5, 2012 at 16:00 #

    I think she looks beautiful. The gown is perfect for her. Love this look – just wish she had carried a clutch.

  10. Hannah June 5, 2012 at 15:49 #

    I think that she looks gorgeous but this gown has been on my wishlsit since it was on the runway & I just don’t get the magic from thsi gown on Padma that I was hoping for & expecting.

  11. Alina June 5, 2012 at 15:47 #


  12. Yeliz June 5, 2012 at 15:46 #

    It was also on your wish list for Cannes, am I right FC?

    She looks fantastic, but I would’ve loved red lips with this gown.

    • Fashion Critic June 5, 2012 at 16:10 #

      yes, so I’m glad it was finally worn

    • AnderBoBo June 5, 2012 at 20:58 #

      That was my first though too, I wish she had gone with a bolder lip! It looks like she ran out of time to get fully ready.

    • Jess2 June 6, 2012 at 06:37 #

      I agree that a bold lip would have been awesome but she looks stunning nonetheless! The gown is divine

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