Anand Jon Alexander
(born 1973) is an Indian fashion designer
who has appeared on America's Next Top Model
and rose to fame in the high fashion industry in the past few years.
Jon was born in South India, and came to the US to study at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and later at Parsons. He has sold collections at stores including Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, and Luisa Via Roma in Florence, Italy. His clothes have been modeled by numerous celebrities including Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, and Michelle Rodriguez and he has designed for celebrities including Rosario Dawson , Lawrence Fishburn, Gina Torres , Oprah Winfrey , and Janet Jackson
His style is known for its high level of detail, giving it what fashion critics have called a jeweled look Jon has explained his style as an attempt to fuse eastern and western design
Jon was arrested in March 2007 in Beverly Hills
and related charges, including committing a lewd act on a child. Later the prosecutor has added 15 additional felony counts as the investigation expanded. He was required to turn his passport over, and is currently not allowed to leave the country. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.