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The fashion designer’s comments on immigration during the show: ‘Who gets to be American?’

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Designer Prabal Gurung created a different kind of fashion statement on the runway during New York Fashion Week show on Sunday, sending models down the catwalk with a beauty pageant-style wings, that is the question, “Who gets to be American?”

“I wanted to explore the idea of what America looks like, and how Luxurious it looks like, who does America belong to? For me, as an immigrant who came here 20 years ago, and I came up here to chase the American dream of hope and possibility,” Gurung a resident of Kathmandu told The Associated Press backstage.

The designer told me that he recently mentioned during a meeting that he wanted to create a new one in America, before anyone else in the room, it dawned on him, the answer is, “Well, you don’t look American.”

Gurung said that it was clear what the implication was.” In a broader sense, the encounter got him thinking.

The Prabal Gurung collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at the latest, in New York city.
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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“What does America do about it? America was, for me, is the sum of all of the things in it,” he said. “Everyone is coming together, and that’s the America I came to.”

At the NYFW presentation, which marked the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand to the show, Gurung was hoping to try it out at the root of American identity,” and sent out models down the runway in denim, white cotton fabric, patchwork prints, cowboy boots, juxtaposing sportswear influences, the grand and colorful dresses, Harper’s Bazaar reports.

The designer said that the show was deeply personal on many levels.
(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Floral prints dominated, especially in the bull’s-eye.

“It’s my favorite flower, and it is also America’s national flower,” he said.

At the NYFW presentation, which marked the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand to the show, Gurung was hoping to try it out at the root of the American identity.”
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Models, flower crowns, and also on the bunches, in baskets and bouquets, and the flowers were very hospitable to different kinds of people in this world and in this country.”

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Gurung is also equipped to track with hanging bouquets, mingled with the flags from all over the world celebrated the diversity in the size and ethnicity of the casting plus-size models, for binary, walkers, and people of all ethnic groups, to one of his newest creations.

An epic show ended with each model walking the runway with a pageantlike sash with the words “Who will Get to be an American?” in blue letters.

“In the midst of the deep wounds that break the unity of the country, I’m going to continue to look to America,” I came here to be a part of the united states that I know of, there is still room,” the designer said.
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

All in all, the designer said that the show was deeply personal on many levels, and by City.

“This is a very, very, very personal to me. Even though my roots and had my family in Nepal, this land is my home. America is where my heart is. I’m an American,” he changed his mind. “As an immigrant to the birth of this ‘new-America’,’ we have to keep in mind that all versions of history, and take ownership of our past, while forging a new legacy.”

Models, flower crowns, and also on the bunches, in baskets and bouquets, and the flowers were very hospitable to different kinds of people in this world and in this country.”
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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“In the midst of the deep wounds that break the unity of the country, I’m going to continue to look to America,” I came here to be a part of the united states that I know of, it is still there. And so, in the Spring 2020 collection, we try to make it to the celebration, of hope, of courage, and a testament to the true American dream,” he concluded.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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