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Prabal Gurung opens NYFW show with chanting monks

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Buddhist monks lead the Prabal Gurung audience in prayer for Nepal.

Prabal Gurung drew from tragedy to create a poignant and moving fashion show.

Gurung, who was born in Nepal, opened his show at Skylight Moynihan on Sunday evening with several prayers from 24 orange-robed monks in remembrance of the earthquakes that devastated his mountainous country on April 25.

It set a somber tone, and was quite a juxtaposition from the circus going on in his front row moments before.

Photographers did their best to snap the star-studded row that included Laverne Cox, Julia Garner, Jamie King, Hailee Steinfeld, Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union, Kylie Jenner, Solange, Jennifer Hudson and more.

Despite his sadness for his home, Gurung expressed gratitude in a moving note that was included with his run-of-show. Among many things, it read:

“Today is about gratitude for all the kindness.

Today is about renewed faith in the goodness of humanity.

The nuanced show also packed a star-studded front row with Shaun Ross, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Hudson and Gabrielle Union.Andrew Toth/WireImage

The nuanced show also packed a star-studded front row with Shaun Ross, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Hudson and Gabrielle Union.

Today is about celebration of the empathy exhibited.

Today is about prayer and blessings for each of us here to follow our passion and make a difference.”

In homage, his collection was awash in colors used by artist Laxman Shrestha and inspired by Gurung’s childhood memories of Nepal, and cherished elements from living in New York.

Gorgeous flowing silks were in sunset-inspired oranges and yellows. Paintbrush strokes adorned flowing dresses. Golden embroidery was used in a Nepalese jewelry motif.

It was masterful.

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