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Fashion fave of hip Hollywood starlets, hot designer's fiery collection showcases hottest trends

Hot designer's fiery collection showcases season's hottest trends

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Prabal Gurung crimson and vermillion crepe slip dress with chiffon inserts and Marlene T-strap pumps. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung gown at Vanity Fair Oscar party
Actress Zoe Saldana wore a Prabal Gurung custom black and white hand-pleated silk chiffon gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.   Courtesy photo
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Prabal Gurung cashmere and wool duffle coat, color-blocked cashmere turtleneck, silk crepe skirt with graphic chiffon hem. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Olivia Munn in Prabal Gurung chiffon gown
Actress Olivia Munn wore a Prabal Gurung draped chiffon gown with sequin and Swarovski crystal embroidered tulle turtleneck halter to the Independent Spirit Awards. Courtesy photo
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Prabal Gurung alabaster silk  plunging back dress hand embroidered with jet and silver exploded Fair Isle beading and jet Swarovski crystal. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Prabal Gurung alabaster tank gown hand embroidered with tonal sequins and Swarovski crystal. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Prabal Gurung Fair Isle embroidered tweed sweatshirt, cashmere turtleneck, asymmetric pleated skirt, Berlinde sandal. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Prabal Gurung lambskin sleevless tee, lambskin skirt with hand cut Fair Isle motif hand embroidered with bias organza and tulle, Nan Cross front pump. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Prabal Gurung dove grey bomber jacket lined in silver fox fur, waffle knit cashmere turtleneck and asymmetric pleated skirt, Marlene T-strap pump. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Prabal Gurung alabaster crepe sleeveless jumpsuit with silk chiffon inserts and Nan Cross front pump. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung gown at Vanity Fair Oscar party
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Olivia Munn in Prabal Gurung chiffon gown
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NEW YORK — With actresses Lily James,  Zoe Saldana and Olivia Munn recently wearing his designs at red carpet events, Prabal Gurung ranks high on the hip Hollywood style factor. His fall collection, unveiled at Mercedes-Benz Fashion during one of the East Coast's coldest nights during an unusually frigid winter, has plenty to keep his fans hot and bothered about.

 Skirts and gowns have thigh high slits (a big trend for fall), plunging necklines (another big trend) or triangular cutouts along the back and down the spine (still another trend). 

Although known as an urban animal, Gurung said he got his inspiration for the collection from a weekend in the woods — at a cabin in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. The woodsy influence can be seen in Gurung's reinvented Fair Isle knits (in a sheath dress or sweaters), long coats trimmed in fur, chunky sweaters in arrowhead patterns, dresses in a snow leopard design and a closing sequined V-neck evening gown the color of a deep blue lake, which reportedly took more than 500 hours to make.

 But it's not a covered up collection.

Beneath heavy duffle coats are sheer silk slip dresses with lace inserts. Skirts and gowns have thigh high slits (that's a big trend for fall), plunging necklines (another big trend) or triangular cutouts along the back and down the spine (still another trend). A few of the dresses and gowns fall away from the body and show a bit too much side boob, but they're likely to be tailored closer to the body for retail sales. 

Gurung plays with a color palatte of creme, grey, dark blue and black — among the standouts are a creme jumpsuit (jumpsuits are big for fall, too) and a sparkling long sleeve dress of black and white Swarovski crystals.

But the most eye-catching looks combine shades of red and orange in a fiery combination — a chic look for standing out in an urban setting.

Models also wore a T-strapped pump from Gurung's new shoe collection. The designer Instagramed photos of the new shoe in shades of orange, black and tan that matched the clothes.