New York, 18 September, 2015: Prabal Gurung unveiled anÂ incongruous sight, at New York Fashion Week.
Prabal Gurung with a A-list Hollywood actresses in the front row ,opened his runway show with 30 Buddhist monks who had traveled to New York to chant a prayer of gratitude for the world’s help during the devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Gurung’s native Nepal in April.
“When the earthquake happened, the first people that came to our rescue in Nepal was the fashion industry here, and I wanted to show some kind of gratitude to them,” Gurung said after Sunday evening’s show. “I go and visit the monastery (in Nepal) all the time, and I had this idea, and they wanted to do it.”
The entire runway show was dedicated to Nepal, with garments in shades of lemon, saffron, peach, tea r
ose and other variations of orange and yellow. The special effect on the runway were the lovely white dresses embroidered in orange and yellow, and filmy chiffon evening gowns that floated down. There was also some fringe and sparkle in the mix.
Attendees such as Jennifer Hudson, Hailee Steinfeld, Laverne Cox from “Orange is the New Black,” Kylie Jenner, Solange Knowles, Broadway’s Phillipa Soo, and the Bush twins, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush supported Prabal Gurung a lot.
Cox wearing a bright blue Gurung creation said, “I’ve just started working with Prabal, It’s pretty cool. All of a sudden I am here, wearing his stuff at his show.”
Prabal said, “All I wanted to do is show a little of where I’m from, and show it to the rest if the world. I hope they’ll be enticed to go visit, because that’s what Nepal needs right now.”Â Gurung hoped the world would learn a little bit about Nepal.