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Hollywood celebrity stylist Derek Khan dies in Dubai at 63

Michael Gomes /Dubai
michael@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 2, 2021
Photo: Instagram

Khan has dressed top hip-hop and R&B stars like Salt-N-Pepa, Pink, and Lauryn Hill.

Hollywood celebrity stylist Derek Khan, who dressed hip-hop and R&B stars like Salt-N-Pepa, Pink, P Diddy, Monica and Lauryn Hill, and ran Hauteur, a personal shopping service, died on February 15 at a hospital in Dubai, according to report in the New York Times.

The American designer, who was currently based in Dubai, according to his latest social media status was only 63.

Derek Khan was born on August 21, 1957, in Arima, Trinidad was the eldest of three children. After his graduation he moved base to New York City, to work.

Khan who was famous for styling rap stars, often doused them with dazzling diamonds and jewels, and made them shed away their street wear to present them in Fendi, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana and other renowned designers.

The former style director of Motown Records was also a guest judge on The TV show, America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks, where he trained contestants on how to style themselves.

Khan returned to Trinidad from the US in 2005 following which he moved to Dubai on a friend’s insistence. The stylist is survived by his sister, Wendy Kreuzer, according to the report.

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Michael Gomes

Michael Gomes is a seasoned journalist with more than three decades in the industry, but he still retains his humour and common sense. He has written scores of articles covering music, concerts, food, gadgets and Bollywood. In his spare time, he picks up the guitar to strum a chord or two or play with fire in the home kitchen.





 
 
 
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