Chelsea Grays is an American fashion designer living and working out of Paris. She focuses on menswear for her own fashion label Chelsea Grays. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Chelsea attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she earned an MFA, then was selected to travel to Paris for an extended study at La Chambre de Syndical Haute Couture. Initially, Chelsea studied psychology at North Carolina Central University and earned a BA which she intended to use as a counselor. She changed directions and quickly transformed those skills into fashion by raising awareness of social issues through each collection.