“To me, nobody epitomizes New York like Sarah Jessica, in every possible way, so it was a great honor.” “It always makes me very emotional, because it reminds me how fortunate I am. I know that our industry can be arduous and challenging at times, but at moments like this, I’m so grateful that our work can be a source of joy and optimism for someone. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to be able to create something beautiful for a dear friend of mine.”
The inimitable Sarah Jessica Parker wears Atelier Prabal Gurung for the opening night of her play Plaza Suite.
Inspired by and an homage to the incredible Diahann Carroll, the New York Pink Satin empire-waist gown was bathed in hand-embroidered crystal, sequins, and bugle beads deco floral sulk tulle overlay.
“The first layer of the dress was cut from a silk crepe back satin in the shade Gurung describes as “New York pink”—“it’s not a bright pink, it’s almost like it has a light film of dust on it,” notes Prabal. "It was then topped off with an ethereal, cloak-like double layer of transparent silk tulle, hand-embroidered with crystals, sequins, and bugle beads that Gurung and his team were sewing into the gown up until the very last minute.”