Prabal Gurung is a star in the fashion world. Born in Singapore, Gurung was raised in Nepal and started his career in designer fashion in India. He attended the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and worked with other designers as an intern. In the late 1990s, Gurung relocated to New York City, where he went to the Parsons School of Design and interned under Donna Karan.
After five years as the director of design for Bill Blass, Gurung would finally strike out on his own, launching his own collection in the late 2000s. Today, many celebrities have been seen wearing Gurung`s creations and given his label`s current success, the number is sure to increase in popularity over the coming years.
Zoe Saldana, known for her starring roles in Avatar, the 2009 Star Trek reboot and the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, was photographed wearing pieces from Gurung`s Target collection. Zoe wore a daring red Gurung creation during the European press tour for the Star Trek movie.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a purple silk and wool blended frock from Gurung`s 2012 spring collection during a royal visit to Singapore. The Asian city-state was part of the royal couple`s official tour.
The First Lady of the United States donned a Gurung creation at the September 11th memorial concert in 2011. Prabal Gurung is a long-time favorite of Michelle Obama, as she`s worn other pieces from the designer at previous events. At the memorial concert, Michelle wore an oversized bow and white tank from Gurung`s 2010 spring collection.
Media empire giant Oprah Winfrey wore a red Prabal Gurung dress on the Christmas cover of her “O” Magazine. The cover featured Oprah and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Anna Paquin, currently known for her leading role on the hit show True Blood, wore a pink Prabal Gurung dress to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Point Foundation. She accented the pink dress with black pumps and a red purse.
Actress Thandie Newton, known for her roles in the television series ER and the movie Crash, wore Prabal Gurung to the premiere of the disaster movie, 2012. The black and white dress had floral accents and a bow at the waist to offset the silhouette.
Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl wore a blue, rose-bloom painted silk Prabal Gurung dress while she was out and about. The dress featured a large bow on the top half, which also featured a rose bloom.
Film actress Demi Moore stepped out in a white silk dress by Gurung for the 2010 GQ Gentleman`s Ball. The piece featured rose blooms painted onto the silk in shades of black and gray, with a small white bow over a larger black bow at the top.
If you like the look of a celebrity in one of Gurung`s pieces but aren`t sure you can pay the price, try looking at less expensive lines, such as 7 for all mankind. You may be able to recreate the Gurung look you want without breaking the bank.