Contributor Tsadiqwah Scarville spends an evening with the brilliant designer.
When it comes to celebrating creativity and presenting the most ingenious artistic discussions, Liberatum is nothing short of brilliant!
The international cultural organization teamed up again with W Hotels New York for part two of their summer-long series surrounding New York City and the power of transformation.
“Living New York” brought out an all-star lineup of some of the industry’s most iconic leaders in film, fashion and design to discuss how the “city of dreams” has driven passions and shaped careers beyond imagination. Key speakers for the evening included supermodel Karen Elson, lead fashion designer Prabal Gurung and ELLE Magazine Creative Director Joe Zee.
I was eager to meet Prabal, who hails from Nepal. Who else to talk about femininity and form, other than the designer whose best known for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah?
Prabal shared with me that his rich, mod designs represent “a woman of substance,” pointing out that he’s dressed his own friends, mothers and daughters alike. “I never just dress a certain type.” I’ve dressed women of different shapes and sizes, but always with some kind of intelligence and substance. Beauty doesn’t see sizes and shapes.” We love that philosophy!
The night’s open conversation resembled living room talk among close friends who had reunited over a few glasses of champagne, each sharing their own stories of success.
You may recall that part one of the series took us on a tour through an exclusive photo gallery of rare mobile uploads from the city’s most notable socialites. Well, part 2 kept us just as eager to hear from more of the city’s uber chic crew!
I felt completely empowered as I immersed myself into their personal memoirs, clinging to every word…reminding us all that if you work hard, your dreams can come true.
Liberatum will continue their series with a part three of summer happenings, and of course the DivaGals will be there to bring you all details! For more information, visit Liberatum.