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Posts for February 14th 2010
Prabal Gurung, a Designer Who's Experienced a Rapid Ascent, Appropriately Channels "Warp Speed" for Fall 2010
>> Imagine having Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer sit in on your first ever runway show; that's just what happened to Prabal Gurung yesterday in Bryant Park. Rachel Zoe, who helped the designer score his first major red carpet dressing moment by putting Demi Moore in one of his dresses, too, was there. As were Prabal's sister and brother-in-law, who flew in from his native Nepal for the occasion.
So could Gurung live up to all the hype that he's been garnering in the past year? His Fall 2010 collection, which was about "warp speed" and the fast-paced modern world (appropriate considering his rapid ascent), started off with a cashmere coat: white in the front, black in the back. The colorblocking effect ran its way through pants with flatteringly curved seams, across the bodice of a dress, and on to highlight the lining of a hooded jacket. Then it was on to dresses: Gurung's specialty. One black and white ruffle-fronted number with a revealing mesh back is sure to get play. Zoe Saldana was front row — perhaps scoping out options for the Oscars? If true, one thing will play in her favor: the collection photographs strikingly.
>> More Intel on Marc Jacobs Fall 2010, As (Basically) Confirmed By Robert Duffy —As rumored, Marc Jacobs definitely held street casting yesterday at Milk Studios for his Fall 2010 show. But there's more — sounds like he's going to have to find a new fit model next season — Robert Duffy seems to think she leaked information about the collection. Earlier today, The Cut reported from a "well-placed source" that the collection is almost entirely cream and beige, the shoes are Mary Jane-style flats (or minimal heel) worn with socks, the hair is messy, the music is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and the look is '40s style silk camisoles, wide-leg pantsuits, and trapeze skirts. As for the street casting, The Cut's source says Marc is looking for an army of Jamie Bochert lookalikes, and casting agents had to dig deeper than what agencies had to offer to fulfill the bill. Just in the the last hour, Robert Duffy Tweeted, "Well all is not a secret any more. New York mag. Got all the info. Go on Newyorkmag.com," followed by: "Read the new York mag article. Our fit model spilled it all!" [The Cut, @robertcduffy, @robertcduffy]