The vibe was briefly disrupted by the cheeky guy in loafers and overcoat as he ran onstage and knelt before one of Gurung's models as she walked.
But she was a pro, never breaking her model stare. She simply walked around him as he was chased back to where he had come from, behind the stage near risers where a throng of photographers snapped away, along with Twitter-crazed guests in the audience.
And for the record, his skimpy piece of cloth included animal ears, googly eyes and a red tongue sticking out.
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The Nepalese-American designer, who's a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, revealed embroidered organza for draped looks in blouses, as well as embellished chiffon with sequins and Swarovski crystals.