Doo-Ri Chung is a Korean-American fashion designer and was born in 1973.
Chung graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion in 1995. After receiving her degree, Chung worked for Geoffrey Beene for six years, rising to the position of head designer. In 2001, Chung started her own firm in the basement of her parents' dry cleaning business. The firm remained there for the next four years.
Chung is best known for her jersey dresses, which have a unique drape. Chung has stated that she has no plans to move away from creating such dresses, as she now has a steady clientele. Chung introduced a shoe line in fall 2008.
In 2004, Chung was a finalist for the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund Award.
Chung won the Swarovski's Perry Ellis Award for emerging talent in womenswear from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in June 2006. Chung's award was based on her 2005 Spring and Fall collections. Also in 2006, Chung won the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. This $200,000 prize also came with a Lexus and a Montblanc watch.
In 2006, Chung married Jeff Green. She and her husband made their own wedding rings. When not working, Chung enjoys travel, cooking, films, and reading the newspaper. Chung's favorite destinations are Turks and Caicos and Anguilla.
Doo Ri achieves sultriness with the most minimal detailófrom the choice of fabric (usually simple, with amazing drape and fluidity), to the way it falls on or clings to the body (gathering at the waist, high in the front, plunging deeply in the back), to the modest, yet fascinating details that add flair to otherwise bar-fly dresses (transluscent chiffon sleeves, suede trims, leather insets, fringes).
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