Prabal Gurung was the breakout star of the spring 2010 shows. Picked as one of our Ones to Watch, we, along with every other editor in the city, flocked to his spring presentation. He’s since dressed scores of celebs, from Demi Moore to Leighton Meester, and Oprah wears a red Prabal gown on the December cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. If that’s not making it, what is? On top of all that, Prabal (sounds like trouble with a “P”) is simply adorable. Here are five reasons why we can’t get enough of him.
1. He’s a young designer making grown-up clothes.
2. He’s succeeding in this economy, something we all love to see.
3. His chic, timeless clothes won’t go out of fashion.
4. His presentation almost caused a stampede with editors.
5. He embodies the new wave of American designers: young, cool, and with a perfect eye for cut and tailoring.
Black-and-ivory striped silk duchess asymmetric draped dress, $2,700; red faille striped silk duchess one-shoulder dress with bow detail, $2,750; both available at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. 212-705-2000. Black-and-ivory silk faille and organza dress with hand-embroidered ostrich feathers, $4,800. Available upon request, firstname.lastname@example.org. For the spring collection (not yet in stores), check out Prabal’s presentation.