USA: NYC designer excited as Michelle Obama wore her gown to state dinner

A Korean-American fashion designer, who is based in New York, was on top of the world after US First Lady Michelle Obama wore one of her creations to the White House state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok last week.

Michelle looked stunning in a vivid purple, one-shoulder jersey gown designed by Doo-Ri Chung.

"I am just thrilled," Fox News quoted Chung as saying.

"We call it 'ultra-violet'. It's an amazing purple," she added.

Chung, 38, who is a 'Parsons School of Design' grad, found out that Michelle had chosen the draped, jersey dress only as the dinner was getting underway.

"I was out at an event, and I got a phone call. I was just so excited," Chung said. 

"I think it's huge that she chose it. As a woman's designer, I have such respect for intelligent, modern women. And who else epitomizes that better than Michelle Obama? I couldn't be happier. It's truly such a great honor," she said.

However, Chung and her team had been kept in the dark about whether the First Lady would choose the dress.

"We knew there was a possibility she might wear it, but we were told we wouldn't know until right up until the First Lady decided. I didn't want to get my hopes up," she added.

Obama's stylist contacted Chung, 38, after seeing a dress in the designer's 2012 show at New York Fashion Week last month.

Chung is known for her beautifully draped jersey creations and was pleased that Obama chose her "signature" fabric for the dress. 

Send your News/Releases for publication to [email protected]
Added: October 16, 2011 Source: big news
Start script - 1521843808.2217 Start news id check - 1521843808.2218 After news id check - 1521843808.2221 After cookie_code - 1521843809.8917 Before news detail - 1521843809.8917 After news detail - 1521843809.8925 Start cat select - 1521843809.8926 After cat select - 1521843809.8928 before preg replace - 1521843809.8929 After preg replace - 1521843809.8929 Before tag engine - 1521843809.8929 After tag engine - 1521843809.9005 Before mptt engine - 1521843809.9005 After mptt engine - 1521843809.9005 Before related engine - 1521843809.9005 After related engine - 1521843809.9019 Before update hits - 1521843809.902 After update hits - 1521843809.9022 After update news_hits - 1521843809.9036 After mem_only_views - 1521843809.9036 -------------------------------------------------- Total Exec time:- 1.6819000244141
AddThis Social Bookmark Button   Tell a friendBookmark AddThis Feed Button
Related News:

Website design by InWiz • © - 2000-2018. Internet Wizards All rights reserved. About usTerms & ConditionsDisclaimerPrivacy policy • 23-03-2018