"Oh my Lord!". That was the reaction of Kara Hayward, young star of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom when she saw the thigh-high hunter green leather buckle boots from Prabal Gurung's collection backstage before the show. It was the actress's first fashion show ever, and after checking Gurung's military regiment-inspired ruffle coats strapped with leather harnesses, she'll surely be convinced to join the high fashion ranks.
As models walked out onto the runway their shadows were cast on a white screen behind, multiplying their silhouettes to create the effect of a forward moving militia. As the show progressed, the generals in the Gurung army grew increasingly decorated, with brocade and satin details standing in for badges of courage and valour. Cutout leather belts appeared with almost every look, even the show's closing gowns. A sweeping evening dress cinched with a black harness gave the powerful impression that even at a ball, the Prabal girl must be ready to rejoin the regiment.