Doo-Ri Chung, September 2006
|Education||The New School (Parsons division)|
|Awards||2006 Swarovski's Perry Ellis Award
2006 Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Du-Ri|
Training and work experience
Chung graduated from The New School university's Parsons division 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 will introduce a shoe line in fall 2008.
At the state's dinner honoring South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok on October 13, Michelle Obama joined her Korean guests with a beautiful asymmetrical purple dress designed by Doo-Ri Chung. The dress was a classic Chung creation, featuring a beautifully draped jersey—her signature fabric—with a chiffon belt embellished with multicolored crystals. It was described as "Ultra-violet, ultra-cool" 
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.
- Parsons Alumna Wins CFDA Fashion Award
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- Norwich, William (January 2007). "Talking Fashion". Vogue: 83–88.
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