Prabal Gurung’s spring 2014 show was an experience–one that made use of all of our senses. First of all, it took place in an event space at the freaking Post Office building. A fact that we pretty much forgot upon entering the actual show space, due in large part, we think, to the scent. Yep, the show was scented–something not all that unusual these days–and scented really well. It smelled amazing, and gave us guests something to talk about while waiting for the celebrity guests to arrive (Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet of Girls), and, eventually, the show to start.
This involved the lights going out, and models walking, together, in the dark, into a sort of plastic-covered box in the middle of the room. (When Marc Jacobs put his models in a box for his fall 2010/11 collection it was covered in opaque paper–this was different OK?) The models stood in two rows; some lights flashed and went on; and the models began a choreographed formation out of, around, and back into, said plastic box.
We loved this because in addition to being impressive, it allowed us to look at the clothes that much longer, which was great because they were AMAZING.
We were truly blown away by just about every look: The vivid pastel color palette, sculptural shapes; intricate backs of dresses and jackets; and some truly stunning, glamorous eveningwear (by far the best part of the collection), all made for a non-stop parade of eye candy. We could have stared at these clothes for hours.
It was risky collection, unlike anything we’ve seen thus far this week, as Gurung proved yet again why he’s one of New York’s biggest stars.