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Prabal Gurung Taps Rapper Rye Rye to Present His Resort Collection

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Who needs a runway show? Hot designer Prabal Gurung debuted pieces from his first-ever resort collection recently in a colorful music video featuring rapper Rye Rye. “Ever since I was young I found music videos to be such a great source of inspiration,” Gurung tells StyleList.com. “Being that it was our first time implementing resort we wanted to celebrate this season and showcase the collection in a way that highlighted its bright and graphic elements while collaborating with new, exciting talent.” All aspects of the video — from the floral motifs to the LED lights — are inspired by looks from the collection. And some of the clothes themselves take center stage. “When Rye Rye came in for her first fitting we knew exactly the looks that would complement her and bring the collection to life,” Gurung says of his muse. “The hardest part was editing down the options.” Adds the rapper, “[The dress I wore] was just so fantabulous and I never really wear things like that, so it made me feel so on top of the world — sexy but cool because I was still dancing in the heels!” To toast his summery collection, Gurung also collaborated with Sally Hansen to create four exclusive nail colors, including the soothing Pacific Blue and extra-bright Sun Kissed, to complement the clothes. Who’s ready for a vacation? –Kim Peiffer

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