Jason Wu shouldn't worry about getting his designs 'out there'. Let's just say that we can soon expect to see all of the Hollywood's starlets fighting to get into these pieces on the red carpet.
As you would expect, Wu's evening dresses were strong. Not one to shy away for a winning formula, Wu sent several one shouldered dresses down the runway in rich fabrics with varying hemlines. It was the silhouette that did catapult him to fame after all, after he designed Michelle Obama's dress to the Inaugural ball this year. Strapless dresses with a ruffle detail on the bust were equally strong and are already on my wish list.
There were some surprises too. For his Spring/Summer collection, Wu worked on re-creating classic American sportswear pieces by using luxe fabrics and different textures adding an edgy, eccentric quality that we haven't seen from him in the past.
It's almost the weekend, which means it's almost time for a break, which means that if you're lucky you might be heading off to shop. Need a helping hand? We've chosen our top trends for fall accessories, so get ready to fall in love.
The Olsens and Alexander Wang - and 28 other fashion designers - have reason to celebrate now that the CFDA has announced its new members. Inductees for 2009 also include Jason Wu, Maria Pinto and Chris Benz, among others.
Current CFDA President Diane von Furstenburg has made inclusiveness her priority, inducting 28 to 31 members the past two years, compared to about 15 to 18 per year under former presidents. CFDA executive director Steven Kolb told WWD: "Diane's whole approach to fashion and design is inclusiveness. She always refers to the CFDA as her extended family."
New inductees will be honoured at a private reception at Manhattan's Four Seasons on Oct. 21.
A few summers ago, you could have found Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava emptying trailers in the parking lot of an auto body shop, all in the name of pleasing her bosses at a thrift store in LA. As for Jason Wu, he flew to Taiwan to wait tables at a barbecue restaurant.
Style.com has taken a look back at the summer jobs of 14 fashion designers, ranging from Betsey Johnson to Camilla Staerk. Our favourite? The Mulleavy sisters' childhood work goals, admitted by Laura: "Our mom recently told us that we begged her to take us berry picking, and when we finally went, Kate picked one berry and said, 'OK…that was fun, can we go home?' "
Then you'll have to head to Paris for this scale-down of look 20 from the fashion designer's autumn/winter collection. Colette will sell this limited-edition miniature for £185 starting this weekend, so if you're a true Wu fanatic, book your ticket on the Eurostar now.
When we do post-event wrap-ups, it's easy to focus on the ladies. They have the gowns, the chiffon, the elaborate hair and makeup routines ... but this time, we're looking at the guys. Check out some of the industry's leading designers (from Marc Jacobs to Ralph Lauren to Zac Posen), and let us know what you think.
And just for good measure, we'll give you a look at their leading ladies and gents.
Wonder boy Jason Wu seems to go from strength to strength. After 'that' white dress that Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration this year, he instantly became an overnight success and the designer is not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Much was made of Anna Wintour's swift departure for his resort collection on Friday to watch Roger Federer in the French Open. However, this was by no means a snub or reflection of his line. In fact, the American Vogue editor was said to be really pleased with the collection.
We all know that Anna Wintour has a soft spot for tennis ace Roger Federer. This week, however, she proved that merely having a soft spot might be a slight understatement.
Doing her rounds this week at the resort shows, Wintour receieved a call and promptly exited the Jason Wu show. Where she was going, I'm sure was the question written over the designer's publicist's face as the Vogue editor-in-chief left mid-show. What could be more important that leaving the 'IT' designer's resort collection, you ask? Well, watching Federer win the French Open, of course.