Catwalk Review: Prabal Gurung A/W 2011/12

20/02/2011 09:57 | Updated 22 May 2015

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DESIGNER: Prabal Gurung

INSPIRATION: Romance, whimsy and the famed fictional character Miss Havisham.

WHO WAS THERE: Carolina Herrera, Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Shaffer, Nina Garcia.

TOP LOOKS: Crimson silk faille off-the-shoulder dress; ivory wool sheath dress with lace print; black wool dress with ostrich-feather neckline; divine slim-fitting tuxedo pants paired with ivory silk crepe blouse; fuchsia hand-draped gown with tulip hem.

ACCESSORIES: High, sharp, pointed, beautiful look-at-me shoes and knee-length boots created by Nicholas Kirkwood; crisscross-patterned stockings by Wolford; black leather lace-up gloves by Carolina Amato and Daniel Storto.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: The show began with a soulful rendition of Addicted to Love by Florence and the Machine and a perfectly tousled Karlie Kloss sashaying down the runway in a crimson-coloured off-the-shoulder silk faille dress. From there, the love parade went on to include long silk georgette skirts cut on the bias, floating chiffon gowns, and even tulle blouses and frocks adorned with silk organza flowers and itty-bitty leather bows.

One could envision a rich recluse like the aforementioned Charles Dickens character swanning about in one of these creations, topped with any of the decadent ombré-dyed fox fur that Gurung showed today. The heartfelt use of colours, ranging from red to hot pink to blush to fuchsia, felt like the designer's own personal Valentine to the charmed audience.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=984995&pid=984994&uts=1298195857

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