With the unmistakable neon lights of Times Square reflecting from the streets below, fashion-favored DJs Mia Moretti and Mazurbate provided the musical stylings, while libations were left to Wander + Ivy and Johnnie Walker. The designer himself, wearing his soon-to-be-signature tinted eyewear, did not remain ensconced in a banquette. To the contrary, he could be found circulating the room or cutting a rug on the dance floor, surrounded by said loyalists, including Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish, Simon Kim, Andrew Kwon, Ezra William, Patrick Ta, Felicia Quaning, and Tina Leung, who styled this season’s show, though it was Sarah Hyland who truly kicked off the party by accidentally spilling a drink onto the dance floor, sending everyone into a tizzy of hoots and cheers.
“I chose to have a show on Roosevelt Island at Four Freedoms Park because I wanted people to see it, and chose to have the party in Times Square because it is the heart of New York,” Gurung told us. “We, as New Yorkers, are so snobbish about it, but it really is so magical. The whole collection, honestly, is about the celebration of the spirit of New York. In a time where other parts of the country question our identity, I think it’s important to celebrate New York even more.”