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Shekhar Rahate's 50+ Gowns Saturate the 2014 Oscar Season
Describes fashion designer Shekhar Rahate's activities during the 2014 Oscar Awards and includes a summary of his career to date., 3/04/2014 - Indian-American design sensation Shekhar Rahate of Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture set records when he styled over 50 of his breathtaking creations for the Oscar Awards event on Sunday, March 2nd. Rahate's one of a kind dresses were spotted not only on the Academy's red carpet at the Dolby Theater where he reigned but also on several high profile occasions throughout Oscar season.

These included red carpet events in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Hollywood at benefits for Children Uniting Nations, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Fame & Philanthropy; the French Tuesdays and Vanity Fair celebrations; and the Salute to the Stars and Night of 100 Stars galas.

Rahate's glorious gowns were worn to perfection by celebrities such as Michelle Romano, Cheryl Casenza, Masha Ariel, Nicole Arnold, Jennifer Buonantony, Julie Darbouze, Ashley Ferrer, Selma Fonseca, Roxy Garvan, Jannie Gaslin, Rachel Hill, Cassandra Hyes, Ellee Jane, Martha Jennings, Levin Jesus, Danielle Krett, Sandra Levi, Evgenia Lorcy, Marjo-riliika, Tameza Mk, Stephanie Northrop, Sabrina Parisi, Elvira Phelps, Burgandi Phoenix, Shannon Reeves , Princess Santiago, Zinnia Sayegh, Lenka Sourkova, Queen Throngkumpol, Pleasant Wayne and Tysha Williams.

Exotic fabrics, intricate details, and ornate colors are the elements that Rahate masterfully blends together to orchestrate his haute couture collection. His display of women's formal wear and headpieces at the 2012 International Fashion SuperModel (IFSM) event in Hollywood topped off a Halloween-themed celebrity-clad event that was broadcast to millions of viewers in the United States and China. Rahate also regularly participates in New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

Shekhar Rahate received his training at the Dubai Beams International Fashion School and has more than 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. His runway shows have crossed the fashion globe from Los Angeles to San Francisco to New York City, as well as overseas to Germany, Switzerland, India, and France.

Rahate’s creations have garnered numerous accolades in the fashion world. These include the Fashion Couturier of the Year Award given by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Indo- American Advisory Council (April 2012); the Versace Award for Global Excellence in Fashion given at the Global Independence Day Gala/US-Asia Business Forum (September 2012); and the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Medal for outstanding services and achievements with regard to role of global Indians in the international arena given by the NRI Welfare Society of India in London (2012/2013).

Rahate is also no stranger to the political arena as he designed Hollywood Haute Couture dresses for participants at the 2013 Inauguration of US President Barack Obama. In addition, he is the only designer in history ever to show at the prestigious United Nations General Assembly Hall where 450 delegates from 192 nations witnessed his work.

Dr. Rahate recently received his Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in film, television, and video. He serves as the Regional Director for both the Northern California and Southern California Miss India beauty pageants.

The Rahate Collection by Shekhar Rahate




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