USA: Prabal Gurung Dresses up Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Michelle Obama wore a creation by designer Prabal Gurung, an alumnus of Delhi's National Institute of Fashion Technology, while donating her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Michelle, who has been hailed as the First Lady of Fashion for her sartorial choices, wore the black and white sleeveless number with brush painted roses to the museum where her gown took its place alongside the dresses of Mary Todd Lincoln and Jacqueline Kennedy among others.

Gurung, who was born in Singapore, grew up in Nepal and studied fashion in New Delhi, had earlier spoken of his desire to dress President Obama's wife, describing her as his ideal.

"Michelle Obama has brought an enormous sense of glamour back to the White House with her keen fashion sense and by the way she wears clothing with confidence. I am proud to call her our First Lady. To me, she is the perfect PG woman," the designer had earlier said.

The 46-year-old first lady is known to prefer young designers over established high-couture names, choosing Jason Wu, a little-known designer who grew up in Taiwan, to design her inaugural ball gown. The flowing, white, one-shouldered gown studded with applique embroidery, along with peep-toe white Jimmy Choo high heels, a huge ring, thin diamond bracelets and dangling earrings joined the Museum of American History's collection of First Ladies' dresses on Wednesday.

"I'm also a little embarrassed by all the fuss being made over my dress. Like many of you, I'm not used to people wanting to put things I've worn on display," Obama said to laughter.

For her first state dinner thrown in honour of visiting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Michelle had worn a handmade golden gown by Indian designer Naeem Khan.

Gurung, who counts India as among his main inspirations is already a favourite among the Hollywood set, with Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore and Zoe Saldana among his clients.


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Added: March 15, 2010 Source: Times of India
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