Michelle Obama wears a dress designed by Doo-Ri Chung
The First Lady of the United States wears a dress by a Korean American designer at a state's dinner for the South Korean president.
by Joann Park
Date Published: 10/18/2011
Michelle Obama wearing a Doo.Ri dress. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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.
Chung, whose label is titled Doo.Ri, is a Korean American designer based in New York City. In 2006, she won the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Her design caught the eye of Obama's stylist at New York Fashion Week last month. Chung and her team worked on custom dress for weeks and was thrilled when the Washington Post confirmed the First Lady chose her dress on the Thursday night before the event.
The dress was a classic Chung creation, featuring a beautifully draped jersey -- her signature fabric -- with a chiffon belt embellished with multicolored crystals.
For more information, go to Doo.Ri's official website.