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Khanh Nguyen: Designer to watch for


I was the Emcee for a Fashion for a Passion runway show, benefiting a worthy cause (Asian Orphanages!) a couple of weeks ago and discovered many talented young designers at the event (one was 17 years old and could not sell me any of her clothes because she had a talent show coming up– how cute!). I will feature each of them on the site throughout the month so you can get to know the names and work of tomorrow’s stars in fashion. First up is Khanh Nguyen— Born in an artistic family, Khanh Nguyen grew up in Dallas surrounded by Fashion and Art. In 2008, Khanh took home numerous fashion design awards including Top Achievement Award for Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day Design Competition, 1st PLACE for Best of Show of FGI of Houston Career Day Design Competition and Most Creative Designer Award at the UNT ArtWear Fashion Design Competition. While living in Paris in 2008, Nguyen was trained intensively by world leading fashion professionals such as Nina Ricci, Jean Paul Gaultier and Anne Valerie Hash.

Khanh told me she spent a month and a half at Nina Ricci just learning haute couture stitching!  I ended up bidding on a Khanh Nguyen dress that evening, a fabulous one shouldered dress in barbie pink that I am obsessed with. I wore it to the Heroes and Handbags luncheon last Friday and had fun flitting about like tinkerbell. My guests at the luncheon included Kristie Ramirez, Fashion Director of Texas Monthly, Stephanie Quadri, Style Director of D magazine and our own Couture Snob Heidi. To see more of Khanh’s creations, click here. Email her to find out how to get your hands on one of her custom made dresses.  Jump to see me in a dress by Khanh!


My new favorite frock of the season. This dress has amazing draping and can be worn in so many ways! The retail price for the pink one shoulder dress is $280. It is also offered in different fabrics as well, such as silk charmeuse or silk chiffon, which are priced at $350.

For ready-to-wear, the price range would be $200 – $500

For custom-made orders, the price range would be $500 – $2000

Email or call Khanh to order! 469-261-0940



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  1. I love Khanh’s creative dresses. I can’t wait to see her work on me and my bridesmaids…soon for my wedding.

  2. Khanh is a very creative designer, and I am excited to see her career progress – I know she will be a household name someday.

  3. Khanh, you’re so innovative! So many exciting things are to come for you in the future… I can’t wait to see what happens next! Congratulations!