Growing up in Los Angeles, the daughter of an architect, Dorothy Lee came to appreciate the beauty in landscaping, interior design and fine arts. Her family bestowed in her a discerning eye for quality and comfort, which is the basis for her debut collection.

After studying Statistics and Art at the University of California, Berkeley, Dorothy decided to follow her passions and pursue further education in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in London. Dorothy continued on to graduate from Parsons' post-graduate program in Fashion Design. While at Parsons, she contributed to the design team of Peter Som and the marketing team at Chanel.

Upon graduation, she returned to her native Los Angeles and took a position with designer William Beranek and later joined Leon Max's design team.

Dorothy currently resides in Los Angeles where she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Phil, her mischievous dog, Nacho, and daydreaming about where her next vacation will be. Fall 2007 is her premier collection.