AS a fashion designer, you know you have made it when fashion icon Michelle Obama is wearing your creations.

Even the underwear that America’s First Lady chooses to wear can make headlines so Spanish designer, Adrian Salvador, must have been delighted to see her stepping out in an evening dress he designed.

Following Mrs Obama’s priceless endorsement, the creative designer from Valencia-based fashion company, Siemprevivas, has been handpicked to work for top fashion designer, J Mendel of New York.

Mr Salvador has also been headhunted by leading fashion houses such as Viktor & Rolf, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.

He is currently working on a number of designs for actresses attending this year’s Golden Globe Awards and a new collection for New York fashion week in February.