Saturday, July 23, 2011

12yo Fashion Designer Aspires to Dress Mrs Obama

Wow! Check out this amazing young fashion designer, Grant Mower, from Flower Mound, Texas, who aspires to dress First Lady, Michelle Obama.

At just 12 years old, this talented young man loves to design, sketch and sew womenswear and has even won a local fashion competition beating out high school and college design students.

Photo: Elizabeth Lavin

Inspired by his favorites, Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino, Grant’s dream is to dress the most high-profile women, which is why he headed to Park City, Utah, to try and schedule a fitting with Michelle Obama while she’s in town for a presidential fundraiser.

If Grant is successful on his mission, and Mrs. Obama accepts his design, she can potentially sky-rocket his career as she did with 26-year-old designer Jason Wu, when she wore his dress to President Obama’s inauguration ball.
Mower's winning design

While Grant sometimes gets teased and bullied by other kids for wanting to be a fashion designer, He simply brushes it off, because he really doesn’t care, and is passionate about what he does. 

“Clothes are what you wear; fashion is who you are,” he says.

Fashion Illustration by Grant Mower

This kid has an amazing attitude, and so do his mother, Moanna Mower and aunt, Shanon Barton, who encourage him to follow his dreams and do what truly makes him happy. 

“He’s so happy, he’s so happy when he’s designing. He’s who he really is when he gets to do things like this.” says his aunt.

We wish Grant all the luck in the world when approaching Michelle Obama with his designs. With a determined, inspirational young man like Grant, we can’t imagine the First Lady would say no.

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