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Friday, October 26


Asking never hurts.  In looking for the perfect gown, we took Eve Tobolka's advice and headed to The Room at The Bay (Queen & Yonge) with high hopes.  As I was perusing this season's fashions on the display racks, Heather outlined to the sales associate what we were looking for (off white gown with a modest neckline and sleeves).  The woman's face brightened and she rushed to the back to pull out this perfect piece by Prabal Gurung from his Spring 2011 line.  The dress was one size too big, but their seamstress fitted me on the spot and had the dress ready by the following week.  Altering a delicate dress such as this is not easy and she did an incredible job.

Full length, modest train, silk, open back and sheer sleeves.  The fabric is stunning and the construction is remarkable. The gown is an ideal combination of classic and contemporary.

Born in Singapore and raised in Nepal, Prabal Gurung began his studies in New Delhi, India at the National Institute of Fashion Technology.  He finished his training in New York City while attending the Parsons School of Design and interning for Donna Karan.  After 2 years with Cynthia Rowley's design team and 5 years as the design director for Bill Blass, he launched his own collection in February 2009. With a focus on quality and innovation, Gurung seems to pull inspiration from his rich cultural background, the movement of fabric and, of course, from the female silhouette.  Notable patrons include First Lady Michelle Obama and The Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


  1. gorgeous photos of your incredible gown ... the sleeves disappear into the light, the hang of the silk is exquisite and only you could wear it so perfectly Naomi

  2. The silk!!!! I can't get over it. It's so beautiful. I'm so stoked I found this gown.