Runway | Saturday, October 15
Fashion designer, Chloe Dao, put Houston on the fashion map after her win on Project Runway Season 2, and she is proud that her DAO Chloe DAO collection continues to be made exclusively in Houston, Texas. She is known for her sophisticated style mixed with a sense of ease. Chloe’s warm southern charm and playful spirit is apparent in every one of her collections and in her boutique, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Her unique designs and style are currently being honored through an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
As a leader in the fashion community, Chloe serves on the advisory boards of Houston Community College, University of Houston and The Art Institute of Houston. Her community service extends beyond fashion, and is seen in her dedicated support to several non-profit organizations, includingDress for Success, Community Cloth, Girls, Inc and Think Pink. She was the Keynote Speaker for the Girls Scouts of America’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2012.
Chloe has also become a diplomat of fashion by serving as a judge and co-executive producer of Project Runway Vietnam Season 1 and as a spokesperson for state and national tourism campaigns.