BEHIND THE BRAND
If you don't know how to pronounce "Bibhu Mohapatra" (phonetically it's "Bee-boo Mow-ha-patra"), then we suggest you familiarize yourself with the Indian-born designer—you'll need to be able to tell admirers who made that gorgeous dress you have on. Mohapatra, a design prodigy, received the Critic's Award for Best Evening Wear Designer of the Year while still an F.I.T. student. The designer honed his skills at famed fashion house J. Mendel before creating his eponymous line of red-carpet stunners in 2009.
Meet the Designer