CFDA Winner Doo.Ri Chung Is a Cynical Optimist

Doo.Ri Chung

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Name: Doo.Ri Chung

Age: 33

Job: Fashion designer, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner

Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Alexander Portnoy.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Gray’s Papaya hot dogs.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I sew, schlep, and sketch.

Where do you get your coffee?
Guy & Gallard.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Copenhagen.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
No.

What’s your drink?
What’s not my drink?

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Only on weekends.

What’s your favorite medication?
Tylenol PM.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
I don’t have a sofa.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Anything over 150 unless it is by Orlando Pita.

When’s bedtime?
11:30 after The Daily Show, except during shows or production.

Brunch: pro or con?
Pro: the Bloody Marys; con: the crowd.

What’s your thread count?
300

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Christmas shopping.

What’s your brand of jeans?
Rag & Bone.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Almost a year ago when my license expired.

Who should be the next president?
Barak Obama.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Yankees or Mets?
Yankees with Paul O’Neill; Mets now.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Cynical optimism.