M.A.C Cosmetics has always been known for it’s amazing products, but over the years the cosmetics giant has become known for it’s celebrity collaborations also. M.A.C has an list of all-star alumni under it’s belt which include the entertainment industry’s elite. From Marilyn Monroe to Marge Simpson, RuPaul and many more in between; have been a part of M.A.C growing celebrity collaborations. Now designer Prabal Gurung can be added to the rooster.
Prabal Gurung began his design career in New Delhi but moved to New York to finish his studies at Parsons The New School for Design. Upon graduating, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design and production teams. Soon after, he was appointed design director at the iconic Bill Blass, a post he held for five years until launching his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG. His focus on quality and innovation has placed Gurung at the forefront of American fashion with designs worn by leading ladies including First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge, to name a few. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award. In 2011 Gurung was honored as one of USA Network’s Character Approved Award recipients, named goodwill ambassador of Maiti Nepal, a finalist of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and was the recipient of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear. Prabal Gurung was the official 2013 designer collaborator for Target and in November 2014 will launch a product collaboration with MAC Cosmetics. Most recently, Gurung launched footwear on the Spring 2015 runway.
Prabal Gurung x MAC Cosmetics is one of the most glamorous and expensive collaborations the beauty giant has ever done. A bronzing powder, a cream color base and a brush will sell for $70, eye shadow duos come in at $40 and lipsticks and Lipglasses retail for $30, while pencils are a more standard $20. The collection consist of 14 pieces what Gurung calls, “that something different”
“My goal was to create truly beautiful packaging—that even when it’s done you don’t want to throw it away,”
The Prabal Gurung x MAC Cosmetics collection will launch Nov. 26 in MAC stores in North America and in December internationally.