New York-Prabal Gurung is continuing to solidify his place as one of America's best contemporary designers. The designer can now add a new award to his resume. On November 13, The designer will receive an award for Career Achievement in Fashion from the Dallas chapter of Fashion Group International.

Gurung was selected for his designs, as well as his efforts to aid the victims of two massive earthquakes in Nepal where he grew up. “Not only is Prabal Gurung an influential designer in today’s fashion world; he also has a strong commitment to make a difference in the global community,” Chuck Steelman, regional director of FGI Dallas and vice president of fashion presentation at Neiman Marcus, was quoted saying in WWD. In addition to his efforts for earthquake relief, Gurung is also a cofounder, board member, and ambassador, at Shiksya Foundation Nepal, which supports education for underprivileged youth in Nepal.

The Career Achievement Award is considered FGI's most prestigious award, and for a man so dedicated to both fashion and philanthrophy it is well deserved. Gurung will receive the award at FGI's annual Night of Stars gala, where FGI also awards 45,000 dollars in cash and prizes, The Night of Stars is also used to benefit scholarships for fashion and merchandising students.

Prabal Gurung, Fashion Group International