Diane Von Furstenburg Tours Nepal with Prabal Gurung

Ranjit Rodricks , 08 Apr 2012
Prabal Gurung and Diane Von Furstenburg at Sundari Chowk in Patan, Nepal
Prabal Gurung and Diane Von Furstenburg at Sundari Chowk in Patan, Nepal

After her whirlwind trip of Mumbai and Agra, American designer Diane Von Fursteburg jetted off to Nepal where none other than fellow-designer Prabal Gurung played host and tour guide to her.

Diane with Prabal Gurung's mother
Diane with Prabal Gurung's mother

On arrival in Nepal, Diane wrote on Twitter (4th April), “It is amazing how in 2 days I learned so much about Nepal! Such an interesting, varied, tolerant country. So impressed with the Nepalese people…intelligent, interested and interesting and PROUD of their country!”

Prabal and Diane with a Monk at the Boudhanath
Prabal and Diane with a Monk at the Boudhanath

She further wrote, “Yesterday Prabal took me to White Monastery where Guru Khokien Kin Poche gave me blessings and books…it was beautiful.” And if that was not enough of an experience, she adds, “Watched an entire cremation at PASHUPATI, the most sacred Hindu temple.. incredible experience!”

Diane buys Pote, necklaces made from bugle beads typically worn by married women
Diane buys Pote, necklaces made from bugle beads typically worn by married women

Diane also visited a girl’s school. She writes, “Went to visit a school. Girls so eager to learn! Some of them were married at 10 but they know learning is freedom!” 

If you’d like to read about Diane’s experience of her trip to India, read it here.

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