Known as fashion designer, Eva Chun. Eva was born in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 11, she was chosen by two great masters of Korean traditional watercolor, Byun Kwan Sik and Kim Eun Ho, as their protégé. But her training as a great artist was abruptly stopped as she had to come to the United States with her family in 1974. During her college years, she started to work for film production companies. But her true passion was art so she enrolled at the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles.
At Otis, Eva put together a small collection of simple evening dresses and tailored suits and showed it to a buyer for Neiman Marcus. The buyer placed a sizeable order and that started her fashion company from her living room. As her collection received great reviews and high demand, she soon followed by opening a showroom and a manufacturing company. As her collection gained international success, selling to Bergdorf, Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and many specialty boutiques in major cities around the world, Eva opened her flagship showroom in 550 Seventh Avenue in New York.
Within a few years, she joined CFDA in 1991. Her designs have appeared in numerous issues of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the cover of Vanity Fair, as well as on the covers of Women’s Wear Daily. Many of her designs were photographed by eminent photographers like Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts. While her career was flourishing in New York City, she met collector, designer and restaurateur, Michael Chow. They married in 1992. Two years later, Eva left Seventh Avenue behind to have a child. Asia Chow was born in 1994 and she’s currently attending a university in NYC.
Since then, with her husband, Michael, Eva has been collaborating on everything from designing, collecting and expanding their business, opening their seventh MR CHOW location in Caesars Las Vegas. Eva also serves on the Board of Trustees at Los Angeles County Museum where she has founded and co-chairs an annual gala with Leonardo DiCaprio. Now in its sixth year, the ‘Art + Film’ gala, which is attended by guests from all over the world of art, film and fashion. The New York Academy of Art "TriBeCa Ball" honored Eva & Michael Chow in April 2016. Eva Chow was named 2016 "Fashion Innovator" at the Daily Fashion Los Angeles Awards.