Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung
Born 1979 (1979) (age 35)[1]
Singapore
Nationality Nepalese, American
Education St. Xavier's School
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Parsons School of Design
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung (Nepali: प्रबल गुरुङ) is a Nepalese American fashion designer.

Early life and education[edit]

Gurung was born on March 31, 1979 in Singapore to Nepalese parents and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He went to St. Xavier's School, a reputed Catholic Jesuit school in Kathmandu, where he finished his high school education. Prabal began his designing career in New Delhi, India. While studying at New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology, he apprenticed at several local production and fashion houses and designed with Manish Arora. In Melbourne and London Gurung assisted stylists for fashion shows and international publications.

Career[edit]

In 1999 Gurung moved to New York City, where he interned for Donna Karan while attending Parsons School of Design. In his first year he was awarded the “Best Designer” title at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition. After Parsons, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design team. Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass. Following five successful years at Blass, Gurung launched his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG, during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea. For Fall 2010, he staged his first runway show in the Tents at Bryant Park.

Gurung's designs have been worn by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Zoe Saldana, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Moore, Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Kara Hayward, Diane Kruger, Elettra Wiedemann, January Jones, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, and Katrina Kaif.[citation needed] and Priyanka Chopra

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award. He was also chosen by prominent fashion editors, retailers, designers and business people for the {CFDA Fashion Incubator} for 2010-2012. In November 2010, Gurung was awarded runner-up for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

In popular culture[edit]

Gurung most recently worked with the artist Rye Rye, who showcased his collection in the video for her single "New Thing."

Personal life[edit]

In 2013 Gurung acquired US citizenship.[2] Gurung resides in New York City.

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