Born in India, Designer Mac Duggal’s enthusiasm for women’s couture
fashion was honed at an early age when he took a sketch pad and began to
merge the rich, royal history and opulent traditions of his native land
with a sophisticated and contemporary esthetic.
Arriving in the United States at the age of 23, Mac’s American
success story began with a custom designed tulle ballgown featuring a
subtle hand-painted underlining. Dubbed his "Wish Upon A Star” design,
the dress launched his namesake collection and remains the inspiration
for some of the brand’s most sought-after ready-to-wear bestsellers.
Today the Mac Duggal Design House, headquartered in Burr Ridge, IL
outside the city of Chicago, continues to showcase seasonal collections
known for their statement and entrance-making drama, feminine detailing
and modern sensibility. Each Mac Duggal design reflects Mac’s vision to
create wearable gowns and dresses that encapsulate the very essence of
the women who wear them and reflect her strength, confidence and inner
Mac Duggal’s creations are as magnificent as the maharaja palaces
that served as the brand’s earliest inspiration. From sleek and
streamlined silhouettes to intricate drapings and body conscious shapes
that garner attention to more jeweled, beaded, embroidered and
embellished styles – each present an early indicator to the upcoming
season’s trends with an exquisite attention to detail that are the
hallmark of an authentic Mac Duggal design.
From couture one-of-a-kind styles fabricated for red carpet,
performance, stage and screen to cocktail dresses and gowns to mark
special occasions and milestone moments – every Mac Duggal design is a
timeless and ageless fashion statement that defines every stage of a
woman’s life and fashion lifestyle.
The Mac Duggal brand is positioned at the high end of the women’s
special occasion dress market and includes eleven different collections
driven by Designer Mac Duggal’s artistic, modern and luxurious design
with couture-inspired fit and sizing.
The Mac Duggal brand maintains a well-established customer base that
spans the globe and includes North America, Europe, the United Kingdom,
Dubai, Russia, Japan, Canada and South America.
While corporate headquarters and the design studio based in Burr
Ridge, Illinois, Mac Duggal collaborates with exclusive leading global
partners in the manufacturing and production of its branded product.
The Mac Duggal team is partnered with more than 30,000 experts
worldwide in ensuring the highest level of quality control is maintained
in the fabrication of its designs.
From fashion editor to celebrity stylist, movie star to headline
entertainer, pageant winner to prom queen – Mac Duggal’s designs are
spotlighted, worn and coveted by fashionistas and trendsetters alike.
From adorning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Beal and Cybil
Shepherd to headlining the stage on Tina Turner, Bette Midler and Aretha
Franklin, from guest segments on Jersey Couture and My Fair Wedding to
appearances on the big screen in Country Strong, Titanic and Oceans 11
and crowning achievements on Miss America and Miss USA -- the brand has
gained significant media prominence and celebrity buzz.
Designer Mac Duggal won the DIVA 1998 Fashion Award for Designer of
The Year in the Prom/Pageant category and has been the featured brand on
the covers of Teen Prom, Pageantry Magazine and Seventeen Magazine.