First lady Michelle Obama, widely recognized for her style sense, may wear a dress that was created by a 12-year-old Texas boy at an upcoming fundraiser in Utah.
Sixth-grader Grant Mower plans to travel to Utah for a chance to have Michelle Obama test out the dress he designed for her, reportedly after he was inspired by a blooming orchid he admired during a visit to Washington, D.C.
Mower already has won a statewide competition that included high school and college students, and he’s come a long way in his short time as an amateur designer.
“First, I was just drawing little girls’ stuff,” he told WFIE.com. “Then I came up to where I am now, watching Chanel shows and you know, sort of a growth in fashion and maturity.”
But apparently, while he matured, some classmates did not. After episodes of bullying at school because of his interest in women’s fashion, he was eventually homeschooled earlier this year. But he returned to the class three weeks later because he missed his friends, the Dallas Magazine reported.