Fashion designer Prabal Gurung is known for his elegant designs that graced former first lady Michelle Obama, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Stars who wore Prabal Gurung on the red carpet include Demi Moore, Rachel Weisz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway. Helen Mirrin, Diane Kruger, Olivia Munn, and Oprah Winfrey.
But to me, Prabal Gurung is an Asian Pacific American hero for his work supporting diversity in the fashion industry. He was one the first to cast models of color and plus-size models. Here’s a clip about his vision.
Here’s his gorgeous flower-inspired Spring 2020 collection!
Did you know that Prabal Gurung was raised by a single mother?! All this and more in Asian Pacific American Heroes. It’s available on the Scholastic Website and through Scholastic Bookclubs flyers.
p.s. All my Asian American Book Lists for Kids are here with some specific ethnicities broken out.
- Asian American
- Korean American
- Japanese American
- Chinese American
- South Asian American
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.