Doo-Ri Chung

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Doo-Ri Chung
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Doo-Ri Chung, September 2006
Born 1973
Nationality Korean-American
Education The New School (Parsons division)
Occupation Fashion designer
Awards 2006 Swarovski's Perry Ellis Award
2006 Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award
Labels Doo-Ri Chung
Doo-Ri Chung
Hangul 정두리
Revised Romanization Jeong Du-Ri
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Tu-Li
Doo-Ri runway presentation during New York Fashion Week (Fall 2007)

Doo-Ri Chung (Korean: 정두리; born 1973) is a Korean-American fashion designer.

Training and work experience[edit]

Chung graduated from The New School university's Parsons division with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion in 1995.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Chung is inspired by Ann Demeulemeester, Martha Graham and Joseph Beuys.[4]

In October 2013, at a state dinner honoring South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok, First Lady Michelle Obama wore an asymmetrical purple dress designed by Chung. The dress was a classic Chung creation, featuring draped jersey fabric with a chiffon belt embellished with multicolored crystals.[5] It was described as "Ultra-violet, ultra-cool" [6]


In 2004, Chung was a finalist for the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund Award.[2]

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.[1] Also in 2006, Chung won the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.[4] This $200,000 prize also came with a Lexus and a Montblanc watch.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Chung married Jeff Green. She and her husband made their own wedding rings.[4] When not working, Chung enjoys travel, cooking, films, and reading the newspaper. Chung's favorite destinations are Turks and Caicos and Anguilla.[3]


  1. ^ a b Parsons Alumna Wins CFDA Fashion Award
  2. ^ a b Peterson, Holly (December 26, 2006). "From the Basement of the Dry Cleaners to the Big Time". Newsweek. 146/147 (26/1): 92–93. 
  3. ^ a b "Seven Dates With Kate". Vogue: 224. February 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Doo-Ri Chung". Vogue: 175. January 2007. 
  5. ^ "Michelle Obama wears a dress designed by Doo-Ri Chung". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-10-18. 
  6. ^ Martel, Ned (October 14, 2011). "Doo-Ri Chung talks about her state dinner dress for Michelle Obama". Washington Post. 
  7. ^ Norwich, William (January 2007). "Talking Fashion". Vogue: 83–88. 

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