Prabal Gurung Corset Top and Skirt by Lana Condor

Lana Condor ruled the roost at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2023 runway show during New York Fashion Week, wearing a head-to-toe denim look by the designer. The actress arrived in a dark blue corset top with a curved neckline and pink stitching on the front. She paired it with a matching ankle-length skirt and dialed up the drama with a long coat and black platform boots. The 25-year-old star kept her neck bare, putting her cleavage on full display and accessorizing only with small gold hoops. Her dark waves – parted in the middle – fell over her shoulders, with a hot-pink eyeliner framing her pink makeup.

Condor made a grand entrance to the venue on September 10, joined by Dov Cameron among other notables. Cameron opted for a more glamorous outfit in a crimson midi dress with a flattering thigh-high slit and chest cutout. The top also featured ties around her midsection for a more seductive feel. The singer completed her look with sleek black velvet pumps and matched her red eyeliner to her outfit.

The Spring 2023 collection was a reflection of the state of the world post Roe v. Wade. Gurung set out to give visibility to his female models with a series of hard-to-miss ensembles, many of them drenched in shades of hot pink and bright red. The designer wrote in the show notes, “Their regressive values ​​ruled the day, especially against values ​​and organizations that were not their own to assert that the status quo seemed more daring.” In keeping with that sentiment, the show opened in a one-shoulder halter minidress with red stripes, followed by another bright pink cutout top and draped skirt. A parade of sheer blouses, bustier tops and bralettes clearly exposed breasts, expressing a sense of rebellion. But perhaps the catwalk was stronger in messaging than delivery, as many looks were seen undone and slightly overstyled with latex opera gloves and lace-up heels.

Still, the message is relevant in our current climate and is a theme that other designers have addressed in their Spring 2023 collections. Ahead, catch a glimpse of the runway and see Condor and Cameron pose together.

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