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Back in June, it was announced that Korean designer Doo-Ri Chung would leave her namesake label after nearly a decade. Details about her exit and her future plans were sparse, but now, Chung has found a new gig as the creative director at Vince, whose owners left earlier in the week.
Designer Doo-Ri Chung is leaving her eponymous label after nine years.
When designer Doo-Ri Chung‘s collaboration with Macy’s Impulse hits the retail chain’s 631 stores on February 15, she’ll be the fifth designer to have worked with the label. But she told us Tuesday afternoon that she’d be just as happy if she were the fiftieth.
If it seems like every time you turn around another designer is shacking up with a big retailer for a must-have diffusion collection, it’s because that is indeed the case. Macy’s alone has rolled out four collaborations in a matter of eight months, and they just announced a fifth set to launch in February.
If you’re having dinner with the president of South Korea, may as well wear a dress designed by someone of Korean extraction, right? That’s exactly what happened when Michelle Obama showed up at the White House state dinner with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, wearing a custom dress by Korean-American designer Doo-ri Chung.