Prabal Gurung is a world-class designer. Born in Singapore while being raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, he’s pursuing his designer career in New York, USA. Prabal is one of such Nepali origin talent, who has successfully established himself on the global platform owning his self-titled fashion brand “Prabal Gurung”.
He believes that fashion is an art form that allows you to express yourself in a deeply personal way, transforming you and uplifting you. Gurung believes in women’s empowerment and says that the world would be a better place if more women were in power. His mother who raised him and his siblings as a single parent have played a pivotal role in his interest in fashion as a child. Her transformation of getting ready to go out would fascinate him and that’s what inspired him to dress empowered women like her and make them feel beautiful, Gurung told Arun Budhathoki of The Diplomat in 2019.
Since his debut until the present, Gurung has dressed and designed for many global icons. His creations have been meaningful showing one’s existence matters and have always been major attention to red-carpet events.
Here are some global icons wearing the famous design Prabal Gurung.
Designer Prabal Gurung: Dressing the Inspirational Women
Madame Vice President, Kamala Harris, wore Prabal Gurung designed Garnet Double Faced Wool Crepe Hand Tailored Dress with a Garnet Double Faced Wool Crepe Hand Tailored Coat to the Virtual Presidential Inauguration Prayer Service at the White House, on January 21st, 2021. “My work has been about dismantling patriarchy through celebrating women in their full glory — as this is ultimately very unnerving to them.”, says Gurung congratulating the Vice-President through his Instagram post.
Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Middleton
Back in 2012, September 11, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had attended a welcoming ceremony, reception, and state dinner at the Istana Presidential Palace, Singapore on the occasion of their Jubilee tour. And Kate Middleton chooses the Singapore-born designer Prabal Gurung for the welcoming ceremony. Her dress was a ready-to-wear piece by Prabal Gurung’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Designer Gurung considers this as one of the big achievement of his career. The purple floral patterned dress worn by Kate has been one of her most fashion-forward looks ever.
The gorgeous red gown Oprah Winfrey wore on the covers of the December issue of O Magazine in December 2009 featuring Ellen DeGeneres is still unforgettable. Oprah loved the gown and it was an incredible moment for Prabal. The dress was a custom-made red taffeta one-shoulder gown with bow detail on the shoulder, belonging to his first collection.
Mrs Obama is no behind when it comes to choosing her brand. In March 2010, Michelle Obama celebrated the donation of her stunning Jason Wu inauguration gown to the Smithsonian National museum’s First Ladies Collection. And for the event, she wore a hand-draped silk twill dress from Prabal Gurung’s spring 2010 collection. Her striking red dress to the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner was from Prabal Gurung too. Michelle has often worn dresses designed by Gurung on various other important occasions too. Dressing Michelle, Prabal’s dream has come true.
A glamorous, fashion-forward icon and Quantico star, Priyanka Chopra and the designer Prabal Gurung share the common ground of hard earning success far from home and establishing themselves globally. No wonder Priyanka is fond of Gurung’s designs as she already chose the brand many times. For the 70th UNICEF anniversary event at the United Nations, 2016, Priyanka Chopra dressed up in a navy satin, bias-cut short sleeve dress from Prabal Gurung’s Resort 2017 Collection. Not just that, but her ivory silk slip dress for vouge’s October issue 2017, dress for 2017 IFFA, 2017 New York Fashion Week, and more belong from Gurung’s Collection.
The brand Prabal Gurung is the choice of many more powerful women Rachel Weisz, Anne Hathaway, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more.