Prabal Gurung and the concept of aging gracefully

Prabal Gurung

Originally from Nepal Gurung now resides in the United States and has made a big entrance into the fashion scene (He’s dressed the First Lady several times).  His designs are edgy yet feminine with amazing tailoring. The prints and graphics are breathtaking.  I not only love his styles but his outlook. He is heavily involved in charities that aid women and children forced into slavery and prostitution.   When asked about trends he would never like to see come back this is his response.

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

What do you think?  Will we see a return to aging gracefully?  And, what does  aging gracefully mean in the 21st century?  

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

Prabal Gurung Fall 2012

Kate and some guy

Kate in Prabal Gurung

9 thoughts on “Prabal Gurung and the concept of aging gracefully

  1. I equate ‘grace’ with action more than appearance. Unfortunately that ship has pretty much sailed for our society and is about to hit the same iceberg that capsized ‘modesty’.

  2. If we would stop comparing ourselves to the wrong icons, it would help. We might have wanted to be Madonna when we were 17, but now we need to embrace more appropriate style rolemodels- like the Amazing Mirren, Charlize Theron- 2 very different ages, but very timeless elegance.

  3. I think women like Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, Dame Judy Dench etc are examples of aging gracefully. But, they’ve all had “work done”. Aging gracefully is not words I would use for someone like Joan Rivers or even Heidi Montag who is only 25 and has more plastic surgery then people twice her age. Aging gracefully I think is about being fit and healthy and looking good, taking care of yourself.

    Wax the hairy upper lip, put on some nice clothes, get some Botox, update your ‘do. But then there are extremes like Madonna and even Kelly Ripa (who I adore) are looking a little too lean, which can age the face even more.

    What’s not graceful is trying to look 20 when you have passed that milestone 2, 3 times over.

    • I saw a photo of Madonna on stage with her son, rocking out and you could see the fillers in her cheeks, it just looked disturbing. For many women Botox is just a common thing to do along with getting your hair colored. But, I agree there is a difference between looking youthful and vibrant and trying to look like you are twenty when you are 55.

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