X-RATED: Prabal Gurung didn’t intend to show any g-strings on his runway this season, but they showed up there anyway.
A streaker crashed Gurung’s show Saturday afternoon wearing nothing but a trench coat, red tube socks, a felt crown, and a g-string that showed off dimpled cheeks in plain sight of Carolina Herrera, the teen actress Hailee Steinfeld and Karolina Kurkova.
After sauntering in and planting himself halfway through the runway, he was chased off by security.
The man’s appearance as the show was just getting going was a jolt of levity during a presentation that was monastic in its austerity, with only huge, round gongs against an all-black setting for decoration. Startled editors immediately blasted images from the show on social media.
A spokeswoman for Gurung identified the man as Vitalii Sediuk, a well known prankster who’s pulled similar stunts at the Grammy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild awards. Most recently, he surprised Leonardo DiCaprio by hugging him on the red carpet of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. At Gurung’s show, set at Moynahan Station, Sediuk was walking around with a press badge from a company called 1+1 Media. After he was chased off the runway, he was taken backstage and let go.
Backstage, Gurung was unperturbed by the cameo.
“What can you do? Would I have liked it to be seamless? Yes. I hope he got his 15 seconds and I hope he got some pleasure out of it, I really do. And that’s all I can ask for,” Gurung told WWD.
The designer was accepting congratulations from well-wishers, including Kurkova. Nearby, one of the show’s assistants was still walking around with the interloper’s crown.
Gurung’s spokeswoman added the man told security guards as he was escorted out he intended go to other shows. New York, you’ve been warned.