It's hard to believe that Prabal Gurung debuted his first collection as recently as February '09, especially considering the hold he has on our attention (not to mention pocketbooks), today. With impeccable tailoring, the ability to make even a pantsuit look as liquidly sexy as a cocktail dress, and courageous use of prints and colors, the designer continues to churn out beautiful pieces that fit into our day-to-day wardrobes as seamlessly as they do the red carpet.
Backstage, it was fascinating to see how his fall '12 collection came together, with metallic, paneled dresses, scarab jewelry, and shimmering eye makeup inspired by beetle wings, all coming together in gorgeous unison. Click through for the electrifying effect.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo