Prabal Gurung, the Nepalese-American fashion designer based in New York City, was born in Singapore in 1979. After moving from New Delhi to New York in 1999, he attended Parsons School of Design and interned under Donna Karan. In February 2009, he launched his PRABAL GURUNG collection with the FLAG Art Collection during Fashion Week. His success quickly followed, designing for the likes of Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Gurung was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear in 2011 and the Drawing Award from the Creativity Center in 2015.