Well, that was quick.
The designer who made the dress worn by First Lady Michelle Obama at last week’s White House State Dinner has been selected by Macy’s to design a collection for the retail giant, the company said.
Doo-ri Chung will make a mix-and-match collection for Macy’s “Impulse” department which will be sold in 225 stores nationwide and online starting on Feb. 15 and will be called “Doo-Ri for Impulse only at Macy’s,” the company said. The line will include arty prints, knitwear and Chung’s “iconic draping.”
“My clothes have always been about making women feel elegant and modern, which is why I am so excited about this capsule collection,” said Chung, in a release. “It truly embodies the confidence and creativity of the modern woman.”
Macy’s says pieces in the collection will have an average price ranging from $39 to $159.
Chung, born in 1973, came to the U.S. with her family when she was 4 years old and her parents ran a dry cleaning store in New Jersey, according to the Chosun Ilbo.
After graduating from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1995, she was picked up by influential designer Geoffrey Beene, where she worked for six years. In 2001, she set up her own shop in the basement of her parents’ business and launched her own brand Doo Ri.