Celebrating Met Gala regular, Prabal Gurung: A look at some of his incredible work
The iconic Met Gala 2023 took place on May 1 in New York. This year’s theme for the red carpet was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The event saw artists from across the globe including Alia Bhatt who made her debut at the gala. While Bhatt remained the talk of Tinseltown, the designer of her dazzling pearl ball gown, Prabal Gurung also hogged headlines.
Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Prabal Gurung is one of the most sought-after faces in international fashion today. He has dressed public figures like Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more.
Prabal Gurung is a NIFT, Delhi alumnus
Gurung studied fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India, and then learned more about his craft by working under designers in Mumbai for a few years. In 1999, he moved to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design and after working under different mentors, he finally launched his own label Prabal Gurung in 2009.
The designer has created some breathtaking ensembles and won many prestigious accolades, but what keeps him amongst the biggest names internationally is the fact that his creations are chosen by celebrities worldwide and he always leaves a mark.
Here is a look at some of his notable works and moments:
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Zoe Saldana at the Star Trek premiere in Berlin, 2009
Zoe wore a red one-shoulder dress from the first-ever collection of Prabal Gurung in 2009 when she made an appearance at the premiere of the popular film franchise Star Trek, in Germany. She was the first celebrity to be donning his creation on such a level.
First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner, 2010
Another win for Gurung with a red dress, this must hold a very prominent place in his career trajectory. First Lady Michelle Obama looked gracious as ever in a red dress by him at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2010, and this moment changed his life only for the better.
Kate Middleton at a State Dinner in Singapore, 2012
A crowning achievement for Prabal Gurung was when the Princess of Wales-Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton donned a wool silk dress from his collection in 2012 at a State Dinner held in Singapore. She made a statement in the white vibrant dress with blue, black and purple patterns on it.
Anne Hathaway at The Dark Knight Rises premiere, 2013
Hollywood star Anne Hathaway dazzled in a Prabal Gurung white gown at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in New York in 2013. The dress had a long train and embellished detailing on the neckline that created the drama.
Deepika Padukone at the Met Gala, 2018
The Bollywood superstar was seen in a stunning red floor-length gown, which had a high slit and a long trail that added to its beauty, at the Met Gala in 2018. This was a representation of Asian talent at one of the biggest international events.
Priyanka Chopra at Marrakech International Film Festival, 2019
International superstar Priyanka Chopra was interviewed in the “Conversation with” series, before her red carpet appearance at the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2019 and she was spotted wearing a chic white Prabal Gurung pant-suit with floral embossing.
Kamala Harris at the presidential inaugural prayer service, 2021
Adding another feather to his cap, Prabal Gurung had the privilege of dressing up Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States. She chose a classic wine-coloured wool crepe dress, with a matching overcoat, to wear at the presidential inaugural prayer service in 2021.
Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala, 2023
Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt made her debut at the Met Gala, in 2023 in a Chanel bride-inspired white gown by Prabal Gurung. The ensemble had a tulle skirt, a long train and was decorated in hand-embroidered white pearls.
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