When asked about diversity in fashion by New York Magazine after his unfortunately interrupted fashion show, the designer simply stated:
“I always say, cute is cute. Whether you’re white, Asian, black — if you’re cute, you’re cute. I see no discrimination and I’ve never been like that. When I use a black model it’s not because I want to make a statement. It’s because I think they’re beautiful.”
Gurung’s first ever ad campaign, for Spring 2014, features Ethiopian Model Liya Kebede.