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Prabal Gurung Fall 2014: The gong show (in a good way)

The Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 collection is modeled

The Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 8, 2014. Credit: AP

Inspiration: The kingdom of Mustang, obscure, remote, an exotic Himalayan territory that was closed to the world until 1991.


The vibe: Somber and serene, gigantic brass gongs were centered on the cement runway with models taking a loooooong walk around, demonstrating how beautifully the clothes moved.  This, compared to Gurung’s spectacle last season – cartoony, candy-colored frocks set behind plastic – was restrained.


Lust-o-meter:  Shockingly luxe sportswear included waffle knit turtlenecks – these drool-worthy when paired with artfully spliced asymmetrical skirts in chiffon.  A paint-stained tapestry print on skirts and pants – lovely – and that bold crimson chiffon gown was topped with a Swarovski-crystal-laden turtleneck was standout.


What the…:   Early on in the show a streaker pounced onto the runway wearing a trench coat, G-string and socks.  The models didn’t break stride, though he actually knelt in front of one of them and a security guard ejected him. Turns out he’s done this before – his name is Vitaly Sediuk, the same guy who disrupted the Grammys last year.  According to reports, no charges were file against him.


Our take:  Streaker aside, seems like Prabal is evolving and getting down to serious business.  This runway was a winner and women will covet most every piece.




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