“The thing I feel most proud of is how I have managed to highlight Nepal, where I grew up”–Prabal Gurung. There are very few Nepalese people who have successfully established themselves internationally. Prabal is one of the fashion designers who have worked for the former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Demi Moore, to name a few.
So today, we are going to talk about this handsome who did not even hesitate to raise the question against Donald Trump regarding Immigrants. There is a lot of things that people do not know about Gurung. As a result, we are going to talk about everything we know about this fashion designer. Before beginning, let’s know him better through some quick facts;
Prabal Gurung Parents and Siblings
Prabal was born in a beautiful place in Singapore to Nepali parents. Later, he grew up in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. His mother’s name is Durga Rana, who owns a boutique. Sadly there is no information about his father.
Gurung is blessed to have a brother Pravesh Rana Gurung who is an Indian Film director. Also, his sister Kumudini Shrestha is active as a social worker and a teacher. Moreover, Prabal is Nepali by nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity.
How Old is Prabal Gurung?- Age, Height, and Body
Prabal was born in the year 1979 and is 40 years old in 2020. This handsome celebrates his birthday each year on the 31st day of March and falls under Aries’ sun sign. Gurung stands tall at the height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Prabal likes to maintain his physique a lot. As a result, he hits the gym more often than not. Also, this Nepali designer weighs 72 kg. Further information about his vital statistics still remains in the dark. Even more, he has short black hair and a pair of black eyes.
Prabal Gurung’ Childhood and Education
For Prabal, his childhood was a bit tough. He was very close to his siblings, and his mother was a great inspirer. But he used to have very few friends. In an Interview with Suraj Singh Thakuri in It’s My Show, this handsome revealed that,
“I used to sketch a lot and used to sit in the last bench. I was not the brightest student in my class.”
Talking about education, this designer enrolled in St. Xavier’s School located on Jawalakhel. Before being a fashion designer, he got a degree in hotel management from the National Council of Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition. However, his life had another plan for him.
Later Prabal moved to India and attended the National Institute of Fashion Technology. There he found out that he was made for fashion and worked under the supervision of Manish Arora. During that time, Gurung garnered a lot of knowledge regarding embroideries, fabrics, and many more.
Similarly, in 1999, Prabal migrated to New York City and attended Parsons School of Design and studied under Donna Karan.
This fantastic fashion designer struggled every here and there to reach where he is today. Not to forget, he was awarded the Best Designer Award at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition.
Even more, this talented persona also spent two years under Cynthia Rowley‘s design team. Later Prabal became the design director of Bill Blass. After working for him for five consecutive years, he decided to leave the work to launch his own collection. He launched his first eponymous collection at New York Fashion Week in 2009, Feb, on the FLAG Art Foundation.
During his time, Gurung dressed women such as Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, and Michelle Obama. Also, he desires to dress Prince William‘s wife, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge.
Awards and Recognition
In 2010, Prabal received the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and was nominated for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award. In the same year November, this versatile fashion designer became a runner-up for the 2010 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award.
Who Is Prabal Gurung’s Girlfriend? Is He Married? Is He Gay?
The 40 years old designer is very handsome and can win the heart of any girl with just his glance. However, there is no news about this handsome relationship with anyone. There are no records, nor does he give any hints about dating in his social media accounts.
Although, Prabal was rumored to be with Karan Johar, which is untrue. Karan is a famous Indian film director who is a proud father of twins. Moving back to Gurung, this eminent American-Nepali designer disclosed that he is homosexual.
In 2018, Gurung revealed his sexual orientation at “A Conversation with Prabal Gurung’ organized by Photo Kathmandu on Patan Durbar Square. He also added that,
“Homosexuality is the essence of who I am. It made me think differently than normal people. I am not ashamed and will not hide the truth with my family, friends, fans and the whole nation.”
That being said, Gurung also confessed that he is in a relationship. When a fan asked about his love partner, he simply replied: “There are certain things that I want to keep private.”
How Much Does Prabal Gurung Earn?
This Nepalese fashion designer makes a lot of money from his profession. Despite the fact that he is an international icon, there is no valid information about his net worth. Sadly there are no further details about his income and personal assets.
Social Media Presence
Professional Instagram: 714k followers
Personal Instagram: 71 k followers
Twitter: 223.9k followers