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September 2 2014

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Prabal Gurung For Sally Hansen, Take Two

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Last year was the season of the nail, as far as we’re concerned, and with three days of shows under our belts so far this week, it’s safe to say that pro tips will continue their dominance for Fall. Prabal Gurung can consider himself among the vanguard when it comes to fashion’s collective lacquer love as the designer partnered with Sally Hansen on a high-profile polish collaboration back in September. To show his continued dedication to the cause, Gurung has decided to go for round two with the mass market nail giant, debuting his second varnish collection at his show this afternoon. Among the five-piece range are Dorian Grey (a muted slate); a palette of pinks, reds, and oranges in Madame X, Ballet Rouges, and Courtesan; and Crinoline, a creamy pale pink that manicurist Jin Soon Choi used as a base at the show. But it’s what she put on top of it that really impressed us. “It’s inspired by Asian painting styles and calligraphy,” she said of the speckled black ink spills she hand scrawled onto individual nails with Sally Hansen’s Midnight in New York. “We thought about doing moon manicures but many people have done that already,” she explained of the printed polish’s inception, adding that she “wanted the nails to be as creative as [Prabal's] clothes.” To which we say, mission accomplished.

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