Michelle Obama is a dream client for every designer, but especially for a very talented 12-year-old boy.
Grant Mower may have won a fashion design contest in his home state of Texas in which he beat out high school and college students, and he may be an apprentice for Laura Bush favorite Michael Faircloth, but his sights are set on Michelle. He hopes to schedule a fitting with the First Lady while she’s in Utah for a fundraiser next week, and he’s traveling to Park City to make it happen.
However, it’s not always easy being a tween boy who likes to design dresses. He has suffered through his fair share of bullying. Explains his mother Moanna: “He would look for validation, and not get it, so he’d come home from school and it would take him three hours for me to just get him back. And out of desperation I would do things like, do you want to watch a Versace fashion show?”
Our fingers are crossed…how could Michelle decline his offer?! He made a dress especially for her, inspired by an orchid he saw while visiting the Smithsonian! If she needs references, we’ll direct her towards his New York Times mention, or perhaps his Nate Berkus appearance. Let’s just call him the anti-Cecelia Cassini. Check out the video below — we’re sure you’ll agree: