When Karlie stomped out in that elegantly tarty one-shouldered red dress, I knew the audience was in for another powerful collection from Prabal Gurung.
Moving away from the structured dresses he's become well known for, the designer took more risks, incorporating lace, extravagantly woven knits, and dip-dyed fur in combos of white and red and white and purple. My favorite looks were the ones that stayed true to his strong-girl aesthetic: the fitted black techno wool cloqué dress adorned with Swarovski crystalsand ostrich feathers on the chest and shoulders; the silver and ivory hand-painted silk chiffon and organza braided gown; the frilly red blouse with pink boot cut trousers and a black belt tying it all together.
One complaint: I wish Gurung would have included more day wear. Last season there was such a great mix of dramatic daytime pieces and glamorous gowns: This season, it was pretty much all glamorous gowns. And while his customer will certainly needs a few red carpet worthy garments, she surely likes to wear Prabal all day long.
**Photos by Imaxtree.