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Symphony Announces Fashion Show Headliner

Gurung will showcase styles from his Fall/Winter 2024 collection on the runway at the fashionable fundraiser, scheduled for April 23, 2024.

The Nashville Symphony announces that Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung will headline the 2024 Symphony Fashion Show, an annual spring fundraising event that benefits the Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs. Gurung will showcase styles from his Fall/Winter 2024 collection on the runway at the fundraiser, scheduled for April 23, 2024, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

“Each year, the Nashville Symphony works diligently to reach new listeners, share a wide range of music-learning opportunities with students, and lead the way in commissioning, performing, and recording new American music,” says Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine. “We are grateful to Emily Humphreys and Tracy Frist for spearheading the Symphony Fashion Show this year. The funds we raise from this event allow the vital work we do in our community to flourish.”

Kick-off party, Trunk Show

The official festivities for the Symphony Fashion Show will begin at the annual Kick-Off Party at Gus Mayer on October 10, 2023. The invitation-only event will be followed by a two-day trunk show that is open to the public at the Green Hills boutique on October 11 and 12, featuring Gurung’s Spring 2024 collection.

“It’s an honor to headline the 2024 Symphony Fashion Show and to have the opportunity to showcase my newest collection at the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville,” said Prabal Gurung. “I am passionate about artistic expression in every form, so it’s truly a joy to support the Nashville Symphony’s educational programs through this wonderful event. I look forward to celebrating fashion, music and the arts with the vibrant city of Nashville next spring.”

About Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung launched his collection in February 2009 with a philosophy encompassing modern luxury, style and a sense of glamour. Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Gurung began his design career in New Delhi before moving to New York to finish his education 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 Bill Blass, a post he held for five years until launching his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG. A focus on quality and innovation has placed Gurung at the forefront of American fashion with designs worn by stately leading ladies including First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge, to name a few.

The Symphony Fashion Show started in 2006 to raise awareness and funds in support of the world-renowned Nashville Symphony and its educational and community engagement programs. Past designers have included Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Lela Rose, and Monique Lhuillier.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.