Prabal’s show this year took on a political tinge for two reasons: One, the question he had projected onto the floor, and two:

Gurung had plans to celebrate his 10th anniversary this season, christening the Vessel at Hudson Yard’s with its first-ever fashion show. He abruptly pulled out of negotiations for the space when news broke that Stephen Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies, the real estate developer behind Hudson Yards, was hosting a fundraiser for Trump in the Hamptons in August.“This is no longer about party lines,” he wrote on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. “This is about choosing between two sides, the right or the wrong sides of the history.”

American fashion history was the subject of his upbeat new collection, a survey of sorts of the clothes this country has long specialized in and become famous for around the world. “Sportswear to ballgowns,” is how he put it, but it also included some athleisure, an American invention of more recent vintage.

Vogue is so informative. I know I quote it all the time, but they give good context for the collections that we’re not getting first-hand anymore (and thank God for that; I’m too old for influencers).

He also gave a lengthy and great interview to Time about his inspiration — which was sparked by an issue of the magazine.

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