Prabal Gurung has been left “disturbed” by reports he had died.
The designer’s death was widely reported on the internet, with claims he had passed away in a car crash.
The star has called on those who came up with the fictitious claim to think long and hard before doing so again in the future.
“I was disturbed,” he told New York Post.
“I wish the parties involved in this hoax had some empathy for those who are at the receiving end of this prank. I hope that Google looks into this and takes firm action.”
The designer apparently didn’t hear about the reports for several hours. As soon as it was brought to his attention he began getting in touch with his loved ones to assure them he was safe and well.
Prabal launched his line in 2009 and has gone on to dress First Lady Michelle Obama.
He recently announced he is planning to expand his fashion house.
“This season alone, we had more accessories down the runway than ever before. This really is just the beginning,” he said.