The easy way to tell the level of sartorial respect surrounding a designer is to look in the audience of his runway show. If it is full of starlets wearing the designer's dresses, then the designer has full coffers and can afford to pay celebs to look pretty in the front row. If, however, the audience includes Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles from Vogue, Stefano Tonchi from W, Robbie Meyers from Elle, and Nina Garcia from Marie Claire, then it's safe to assume that the designer is doing exciting things, which was decidedly the case on Saturday afternoon as Parabal Gurung mixed "Great Expectations" with "The way Brooklyn girls dress," he explained of his influences. The result of his diverse mood was a mix of ghostly Victorian romanticism and downtown edge. His interpretations of Dickens' Miss Havisham were displayed alongside more realistic cable knit sweater dresses. The hard edges and soft details of the show may have felt schizophrenic, but the end result was inspiring.