Prabal Gurung is known for dressing the First Lady, the Duchess of Cambridge, and countless celebrities, but his shows spark trends in beauty as well as fashion. He invited InStyle to his buzzing studio just 48 hours before the show to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his makeup test with lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who used MAC cosmetics. Of course, we were thrilled to hear all about Gurung’s inspiration and the creative process behind the final product. When asked about conceptualizing the beauty look Gurung says, “For me, the starting point has always been the woman and this season it’s very much about celebrating the femininity with just enough bite. The whole theme of the collection is preserving the elegant woman who’s become more of an endangered species now, which means not only preserving but celebrating what a woman means – the curves, the décolletage, everything about her.” The show opened with the models literally preserved in a plastic box, coming out onto the runway out one by one. The centerpiece of beauty look is the lip, which Tilbury calls “fluoro-pastel,” which she created using Mac Lip Mixes ($15; maccosmetics.com). Tilbury told us the face is inspired by “a kind of mannequin, untouchable feeling of these women. They’re almost so precious they’ve got to kind of be incarcerated into this glass box, and can only come out when taken.” Click the photo get an exclusive look at all of the details, straight from Prabal Gurung and his glam squad!
Flashes of flesh are popping up all over the red carpet in the form of cut-out dresses. Stars love this look for its mix of sophistication and sexiness, and we saw plenty of skin-showing styles at the 2013 Met Gala last night. Gwen Stefani showed off her abs in Maison Martin Margiela, Solange Knowles added a pop of stomach in Kenzo, Olivia Wilde bared her belly in Calvin Klein, and Emma Watson favored asymmetry in Prabal Gurung. And that’s not all. Click to see more stars in cut-out dresses—because what’s fiercer than showing a little skin?
What are InStyle editors lusting after right now? From bags to shoes to jewelry—check out top picks from Randy Miller (an editor in our fashion department) and Marion Fasel (contributing fine jewelry editor) for our We’re Obsessed List. This white Dior rosette bag, Solange’s flaming heart ring, and these fierce scarlet and white Cassadei for Prabal Gurung wedges all got us excited. Click through the gallery to see all of this week’s favorites—if money was no object, of course.
After the runways close for the night, the parties heat up during New York Fashion Week! Shailene Woodley made her way to the Hotel on Rivington to join Christian Siriano‘s after-party, Jaime King showed her support for Prabal Gurung at the private dinner at The James Hotel, and Bulgari spokeswoman Julianne Moore feted the Chinese Year of the Snake at the brand’s glittery private new year’s bast, complete with gold-encrusted fortune cookies. See more fashion celebrations in the gallery!
While Prabal Gurung debuted his Target capsule and his fall collection within days of each other, he also found time to collaborate with Casadei designer Cesare Casadei for a third shoe collection. “This season, our inspiration for Prabal’s military-like collection had us focusing the attention to the strong detailing of the hardware,” Cesare Casadei told InStyle.com, explaining the inspiration behind the buckles that covered heels, boots, and booties. The fall footwear will be available later this year—keep an eye out.
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It’s Day 4 of New York Fashion Week—and your all-access pass to the fashion, makeup, stars, and more is right here! Shailene Woodley sat front-row at Christian Siriano (who showed fabulous glitter heels), Prabal Gurung presented Oscar-worthy gowns, and Charlotte Ronson‘s models worked black and white manicures. Click through to get more of the best Fashion Week news!
You saw Olivia Thirlby model Prabal Gurung’s adorable capsule collection for Target, and you can shop the whole thing online at midnight tonight! All 40-plus pieces will be available on target.com before they hit Target stores Sunday morning, so you can make sure to get your favorite design early, whether it’s the real-flower print dress, the tuxedo short-shorts, or the multicolor blazer. (Tough call!) And remember, most of the LOVE collection is under $50, so we say splurge!
But before you whip out those credit cards, re-check out the whole collection here.
On the eve of his collection for Target hitting stores, Prabal Gurung is already looking forward, debuting a powerful collection fit for modern warrior women at New York Fashion Week. Tapping into how women want to dress, the designer showed impeccably-tailored military-inspired outerwear, chic dress-up-or-down separates, silk cocktail dresses with strategically sexy cutouts and slits, and effortlessly-cool gowns we can easily see on Gurung’s muse, Zoe Saldana. The accessories included fall’s soon-to-be must have shoe—a thigh-high gladiator boot with buckles snaking up the leg, designed just for the show by Cesare Casadei. See our favorite looks in the gallery!