Words matter. These are the best Prabal Gurung Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve always been interested in a femininity with a bite. I always think a little bit of a kick is great.
My goal is: I’m not trying to be snobby, but my clothes are not for everyone, not for every Hollywood celebrity. There is a designer for everyone, and a celebrity for every designer.
Fashion has always had the ability to affect lives, to touch people. But for the longest period of time, we’ve said, ‘Oh, we’re just pages of a magazine; that’s what we all look at.’ It’s more than that.
I love draping; it’s less about proportion than fit and the fabric. It’s very specialized and I think when women see the construction, they respond to it immediately.
For my first big Fashion Week event, the factory wouldn’t give me my clothes because I didn’t have the $25,000 it cost to make them.
There’s such a feeling of satisfaction when something you imagined turned into something real.
I make 98% of my collection in New York City and am generating jobs, so fashion isn’t just frivolous for me. I understand levity about it. I also understand the depth of it.
It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.
I tweet myself and do all the Facebook updates. It started off with me wondering whether I was showing off and I was very careful about what I wrote.
There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don’t lose sight of what you’re doing and who you are, you can rise above it.
I mean, I can cook, but I’d get very nervous having my food being judged by dinner guests.
The sources of inspiration from my travels have been unending.
As someone who started a company with an idea of creating a luxury brand with a soul, I needed to learn more about how I effect change.
I went home and went to Mustang, in the mountains between Nepal and China, and was so inspired by the landscape and the rich culture and heritage. I loved the textures, the draping, the palette. Everything was so beautiful. This little kingdom wasn’t open to the world until 1991.
I came from Bill Blass, where it was a well-oiled machine and if I said I needed a fabric, it was done. Now, I have to budget everything. I have to take on the role not just as a designer but a business. But I’m a glass half-full kind of guy.
Nothing scares a straight man more than a woman in her full glory.
All designers have a platform, an audience. Whether it’s one or a million, it doesn’t matter.
I’m fascinated by furniture design and interiors, and I want to try designing all that stuff.
Change doesn’t come from staying in your safe space.
A lot of people have an opinion. If you listen to them too much, your work will get influenced, and you make no one happy.
I’m not a believer of luck. I think opportunity and hard work becomes luck.
I’ve always found it interesting when I look at a woman, and she’s beautiful and everything, but there’s an inner strength.
To me, beauty is inclusion – every size, every color – that’s the world I live in.
I know what it’s like to turn the page of a magazine and not see anyone like you. It takes a lot, a lot, a lot of talking to yourself to confirm your self-worth.
Fashion has a huge responsibility – in what we show on the runway, what we do in editorial, who we dress – to make sure it represents differences. If we don’t, we’re giving in to the discrimination.
There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs.
I just really enjoy life.
When I came to America, there were two kinds of women: women who looked serious and who didn’t wear color and print, and women who looked girly and feminine and like second wives.
The woman I design for is very curious. She loves fashion, but she also is passionate about what is happening around the world.
I came here because I wanted to live the American dream that I had heard of. And I’m a perfect example. I came to New York; I knew no one. I’ve made a career, a life, so I still believe in that.