As an Advisory Council member of WCH, Shekhar has been working closely together with WCH Founder, Maria Amor on some charity events, and recently at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC. G.O.D. is proud to have Shekhar Rahate as one of the presenters of award.
Dr. Rahate was trained in fashion design at the Dubai Beams International Fashion School. He recently received his Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in film, television, and video from Hill College. Rahate's many design awards considerably hastened the completion date of his degree program.
In 2012 alone Rahate received the Fashion Couturier of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Indo-American Advisory Council; the Versace Award for Global Excellence in Fashion at a Global Independence Day gala in Beverly Hills organized by the US Asia Business Forum; and the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Medal for non-resident Indians at the House of Lords in London.
Rahate is also slated to receive a Crystal Ball Award as a Visionary Designer from Dr. Laura Wilhelm's Los Angeles-based consulting company LauraWil Intercultural later this year. This multi-talented designer is a global success story with runway shows in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco as well as overseas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Durban, South Africa; Frankfurt, Germany; Luzern, Switzerland; Mumbai, India; and Paris, France.
Dr. Rahate is the only designer in history ever to show at the United Nations. Rahate's recent display of women's formal wear and headpieces at the International Fashion SuperModel final in Hollywood on October 24th topped off a Halloween-themed celebrity spectacle. The IFSM final was broadcast to millions of viewers in the USA and China.
Dr. Rahate regularly participates at New York Fashion Week, favoring luxurious locations such as the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel. His one of a kind gowns have appeared on red carpets at the Cannes Film Festival as well as the Emmys and the Oscars.