For Vietnamese Immigrant, Fashion Design Is American Dream

Chloe Dao, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1979 with her parents and seven sisters, developed an interest in fashion design at an early age. Her parents viewed her interest as a diversion rather than a potential vocation and tried to steer her toward a career in medicine or law, but Dao had other ideas. After completing an associate’s degree in patternmaking in 1994 then