Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese-American fashion designer and Philanthropist. During Fashion Week in February 2009, he had launched his own line called PRABAL GURUNG, with the FLAG Art Collection. He had worked under the fashion designers like Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley, and Bill Blass. He has won several awards including the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award in 2010.
Moreover, he had designed beautiful and elegant dresses for rich celebrities including the former First Lady of the US Michelle Obama, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, TV personality Oprah Winfrey, as well as Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. As a philanthropist, he has joined several charity campaigns and events like a campaign called ‘Stop Asian Hate’.
Caption: The fashion designer, Prabal Gurung.
Prabal Gurung: Bio, Family, Career
The popular fashion designer was born on 31 March 1979 under the zodiac sign Aries, in Singapore to Nepali parents. He was raised in Kathmandu by his mother Durga Rana but no information on his father. Further, his mother is a former boutique owner. He has two older siblings: a brother, Pravesh Rana Gurung, an Indian film director, and his older sister, Kumudini Shrestha, a teacher and social worker.
He holds the dual nationality of Nepali and American and belongs to the Asian(Nepali) ethnicity. Regarding his education, he studied at a Jesuit school named St. Xavier’s School in Jawalakhel in Kathmandu, Nepal. Following his graduation, he entered to fashion world and received a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the National Council of Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition.
To achieve his dream job, he traveled to one of the biggest cities New Delhi in India. There he attended the National Institute of Fashion Technology and has worked under the Indian fashion designer Manish Arora. In 1990, he dreamed more, and to fulfill it he moved to New York City. Then he attended Parsons School of Design and studied under an internship with Donna Karan.
He had also worked five years under the late fashion designer Bill Blass as their design director. In February 2009, he released his collection PRABAL GURUNG during fashion week with the FLAG Art Collection. Other than this, he has worked with Lane Bryant (2017), Target (2013), and MAC Cosmetics (2014). He had also worked as a designer for first lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Prabal Gurung: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his relationship status, he is probably single and enjoying his bachelor days. Further, he was speculated for his sexual orientation, however, he revealed his sexual orientation at an event in the Kathmandu Valley in 2018. In 2019, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Indian filmmaker Karan Johar as he has posted pictures with him. After some time, he cleared the air by saying that he is not dating Karan but Karan is family-like to him.
Apart from being a designer, he is a keen philanthropist as well. He has founded a non-profit program called Shikshya Foundation in Nepal in 2012 that focused on benefiting underprivileged children in Nepal. Following the earthquake in 2015, he created a relief fund for Nepal earthquake victims at the time which raised almost one million in funds.
Prabal Gurung: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has been earning a huge amount of money from his career as a fashion designer. The veteran designer has designed dresses from Hollywood to Bollywood as well as in his hometown too. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of around $3 million from his successful career.
He is active over different social media platforms with verified accounts on different social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an account @prabalgurung with 874k followers. He has a Twitter account @prabalgurung with 215.8k followers. Also, he has an unverified account under his name with more than 161k followers.
Prabal Gurung: Body Measurements
Mr. Gurung has a slim and well-maintained body that measures 40 inches chest size, 30 inches waist size, and 14 inches biceps size. His body stands to a height of 5 feet 9 meters or 1.75 m and weighs around 72 kg. He has black eyes color as well as the same hair color.