On the Vogue livestream, Prabal Gurung said that he was inspired by the Gilded Age as an era of innovation, and the idea of, in the world curated by the old guard, showing up as yourself unapologetically and trying to shift the way people think and look at things. By and large, this is a very successful collection of looks — I’d argue that at least one of these women, in fact, is wearing a career best. Let us tarry no longer!

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