The Designer Celebrities Love: Prabal Gurung

Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Prabal Gurung, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Celebrities love Prabal Gurung! It's only been three years since the Singaporean-born, Nepalese-raised, New York-based designer launched his first collection, and his creations have become red carpet favorites, appearing on Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more. "You hope rather than know that they’ll wear it," he said of seeing his designs on Hollywood's leading ladies. "I can’t even tell you what a pleasant surprise it is." The love is mutual! "He’s one of my closest friends and I’ve been a witness to his growth the same way he’s been a witness to mine," Zoe Saldana told of her designer pal. Gurung is known for his use of unconventional fabrics, like lacquered latex, iridescent neoprene, and laser-cut leather, as well as his sleek silhouettes with an avant-garde edge. This innovative spirit won him a $25,000 Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award in 2010, allowing him to show his collection on the New York Fashion Week runway for the first time. While his looks evolve from show to show, the designer keeps one thing constant: "The only trend you need for any season is a good heart and a great smile." Good advice! See who else loves Prabal Gurung in the gallery.

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