Prabal Gurung on Diversity in Fashion. “Cute is Cute”.

Prabal Gurung, Black Fashion Models, Prabal Gurung Fall 2014, Diversity in Fashion

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.

Prabal Gurung, Liya Kebede, Spring 2014