The fashion industry was in an uproar when it was reported that it was a possibility that Prabal Gurung would not be showing at New York Fashion Week. An event space that the designer giant wanted to show in also hosted Trump reelection events. But, to our surprised they showed off a rather unique show. Asking the question we all want to know the answer to ‘Who Gets To Be American?’ This is an obvious jab at President Trump’s political policies on immigrants. The collection was filled with a huge variety of colors and styles from different cultural backgrounds. Many of the styles were accompanied by gorgeous flower crowns or bouquets.
Originally from Nepal, Gurung has a strong stance on immigration and American citizenship. So, it comes as no surprise to us that the high-end designer doesn’t particularly agree with what is currently being done with immigration laws or the politically radical United States President.
Each model walked proudly down the runway bearing the words ‘Who Gets To Be American?’
Gurung wrote in his show notes:
“This is all deeply personal to me. Though my roots lay with my family in Nepal, this country is my home. America is where my heart is. I am an American. As immigrants continue to birth this “new America,” we must remember all versions of our history and take ownership of our past while forging a new legacy. Amidst the deep wounds that are severing the unity of our country, I continue to seek the America I came here to be a part of—the America that I know is still there. And so, with the Spring 2020 collection, we seek to celebrate hope, courage, and present an ode to the true American dream.”