A conversation with Project Runway Winner
October 13, 2019 4pm- 6pm
The Hess Club 5430 Westheimer Ct.
Houston, TX 77056
Chloe Dao discovered her love for fashion at the age of 10 while watching CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch. She went on to pursue her passion in New York City where she earned a patternmaking degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After completing her education, she honed her skills in all of aspects of the industry, including design, production management and buying. In 2000, she returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas to open the Chloe DAO boutique, formerly known as LOT 8.
It was her Project Runway Season 2 win that catapulted Chloe from a local immigrant designer to an international superstar living out her American dream. As a Project Runway veteran, she went on to become an Executive Producer and judge on Season 1 of the Vietnam installment in 2014.
The Dao Chloe Dao brand combines effortless sophistication with fashion forward style to produce unique eveningwear and sportswear. Chloe’s signature flair, as noted on Project Runway, demonstrates her expert understanding of women’s bodies. Her garments are carefully constructed to flatter every body type and give every woman a wardrobe that’s as one of a kind as she is. Her designs stand the test of time with ease as they are wearable year after year.
Chloe’s longtime commitment to philanthropy has played an integral role in her design and business philosophy. It is for this reason that she serves on fashion advisory boards at Houston Community College and The Art Institute. She has also designed and hosted events for the Think Pink Foundation, Dress for Success, Community Cloth, the Girl Scouts, Salvation Army and TUTS. She designed custom apparel for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and took on the role of costume designer for the Houston Grand Opera’s production of the play Bound.
Chloe continues to use her platform to inspire and contribute to every community she’s a part of, be it local or global. She is proud to be giving back to the clients and community that Daya supports.