Prabal Gurung Spring 2013

Prabal Gurung has really started to settle in to an identifiable aesthetic with this latest collection. It's beautiful cocktail wear--jackets with tails, drop waist dresses with ruffled tulle skirts, airy tunics--but with a dark streetwise edge. (For evidence of that dark side see the dripping blood manicures the models sported.) There were neoprene sweatshirts, low-slung pants and filmy slinky layering tanks mixed in with the party dresses.
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Prabal Gurung has really started to settle in to an identifiable aesthetic with this latest collection. It's beautiful cocktail wear--jackets with tails, drop waist dresses with ruffled tulle skirts, airy tunics--but with a dark streetwise edge. (For evidence of that dark side see the dripping blood manicures the models sported.) There were neoprene sweatshirts, low-slung pants and filmy slinky layering tanks mixed in with the party dresses.
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The Clothes: Prabal Gurung has really started to settle in to an identifiable aesthetic with this latest collection. It's beautiful cocktail wear--jackets with tails, drop waist dresses with ruffled tulle skirts, airy tunics--but with a dark streetwise edge. (For evidence of that dark side see the dripping blood manicures the models sported.) There were neoprene sweatshirts, low-slung pants and filmy slinky layering tanks mixed in with the party dresses.

The Hair & Makeup: It's only day three and already there's an obvious 90s beauty trend happening for spring. Paul Hanlon (for Schwarzkopf) went for 90s meets Sissy Spacek hair--think a middle part, super flat and close to the head on the top, and a bit wavy and messy on the bottom--sort of like the girls had been wearing a hat all day and just took it off. For the face, Charlotte Tilbury (for MAC) gave the models a look that was colorless and "haunting." Faces were contoured and highlighted on the cheeks, but matte down the middle of the face. And--you heard it hear first--Tilbury thinks very pale faces are going to be a trend for spring. The nails, by Tracylee (for Sally Hansen) were also pretty haunting--each girl had bare nail beds with dark red "blood drops" on the tips.

The Soundtrack: Thunder-y (how appropriate) by Sebastien Perrin.

The Vibe: Dark, smokey, steamy, sweaty.

The Front Row: The Courtin-Clarins girls, Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Bosworth, Allison Williams, Michelle Harper

Celeb We’d Most Like to See Wearing It: Zoe Saldana (where was she!?), Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence

Photos: IMAXtree