By Sharon Clott Kanter
Updated Dec 03, 2012 @ 5:43 pm
Prabal Gurung Michelle Obama Kate Middleton
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From being named the next collaborator for Target to having countless celebrities wear his clothes, Prabal Gurung had great 2012! “There are so many [highlights] from this year, I really can’t pinpoint just one,” the designer told at the New York launch of Target and Neiman Marcus’s collaborative holiday collection, where he had designed a festive cape and clutch for the limited-edition capsule. “It was huge!” Of course, there are a few that stick out in his mind—thanks to some Very Important Ladies. “More than anything else, when the First Lady wore my clothes, I would say that created an impact bigger than I ever imagined. And also the Duchess of Cambridge.” (We can’t forget how excited he was when he first learned that Kate had worn his dress!) “It’s absolutely unreal, surreal, and out of this world when you see someone you never would even think about wearing your clothes,” Gurung added. “When there is a plethora of choices for them, and they decide to wear yours, it’s a whole different feeling.” We hope his happy feelings continue through 2013 and beyond!

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