Monday, February 1, 2010
Designer Dosage: Doo Ri Chung
Full name: Doo-Ri Chung
Birth date: 1973
Claim to Fame: Her famous jersey dresses with unique draping.
Career: Chung graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor or Fine Arts in Fashion in 1995. Following graduation, she worked for Geoffrey Beene for six years, finally rising to the position of head designer. In 2001, Chung started her own business in the basement of her parents' dry cleaning business, where it remained for the next four years. 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 Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund Award.