Jason Wu
American fashion designer
Jason Wu
Jason Wu is a Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer based in New York City. He is most famous for designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions, including during first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama.
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Fashion Review: With Everything About Trump, What’s a Designer to Do?
New York Times - 13 days
As the fashion world is trying to react, suggestions from Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu.
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Fashion Shows: Calvin Klein, Jason Wu and Jeremy Scott
NYTimes - 14 days
A photo diary of the fall/winter 2017 collections that were presented in New York on Friday.
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Designers Handwrite The Words We All Wish We Could Say To FLOTUS
Huffington Post - about 1 month
While we’ve sat behind our computer screens bidding adieu to the incomparable Michelle Obama by way of crying GIFs on Twitter, some of her favorite designers were busy thanking her the old-fashioned way.  Mrs. Obama’s influence in the fashion industry is unparalleled. She has catapulted designers into the limelight, perfected a mix of elegant, timeless and somehow still-relatable fashion, and won the hearts of the fashion industry over the past eight years.  So it’s only fitting that some of the designers she frequently wore over the past eight years  ― Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung and J.Crew, to name a few ― had some handwritten words of thanks to give her on her last day in the White House.  First Lady Michelle Obama has left a mark on American fashion that will forever be a part of her legacy. Here, J Crew shows their gratitude. Link in bio for more designer thank you notes written to the First Lady. #wwdeye #letterstomichelle A photo posted by WWD (@wwd) on Jan 1 ...
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First lady Melania and the political fashion police
Yahoo News - about 1 month
"It's hard to find a great dress for this inauguration," Donald Trump told The New York Times, trying to present the event as a society sell-out, though whether that is true remains to be seen. From Mamie Eisenhower's pink peau de soie gown to Michelle Obama's white Jason Wu confection in 2009, inaugural gowns worn by America's first ladies have wound up in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Not only is she the only first lady to come from the fashion world, she succeeds one of the most stylish and beloved first ladies of all.
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Obamas Send Out Their Last Christmas Card From The White House
Huffington Post - 3 months
The Obamas have officially sent out their final holiday card from the White House, and it is a gem. The card features a photograph of President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15. The photo was originally taken at a March state dinner honoring Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau. Cards were sent to friends, supporters and members of the media. Each Obama lady looks positively gorgeous. FLOTUS is wearing a blue jacquard gown by Jason Wu while Malia and Sasha are in custom embroidered Naeem Khan dresses. The card was signed by the entire Obama family, including dogs Sunny and Bo, and has received a LOT of praise on social media. the final #obama christmas card is so beautiful. their family is so damn stunning. i can't deal. — Jennifer Flores (@xojennflores) December 8, 2016 This is the Obama's Christmas card and god damn they are a beautiful family I'm eternally shook pic.twitter.com/t47WL4D ...
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Have Your Way With Gray
Huffington Post - 4 months
This fall, we've taken a serious liking to gray in all of its mysteriously seductive shades, from the darker hues of smoke, charcoal and pewter to its silver, dove gray and pale-as-a-rain-cloud iterations. But don't get us wrong, it's not a purely esthetic thing: Gray is as stylishly wearable as black but not as severe. Unlike black or brown, gray has a warmth and coziness, even at its chicest, and we can't think of a color it won't complement. Which means the brights, pastels and autumnal toned pieces in your closet will have a new companion. On the runways: Jason Wu The mannish attitude of a charcoal overcoat and trousers takes an unexpected, feminine turn with a delicate feather and crystal embellishment. Michael Kors Soft cashmere separates, as comfy as sweats, dress up beautifully with baby blue accents and pointy-toed pumps. Note the artful, undone layering of the shirt. So chic. Alberta Ferretti Power-dressing at its prettiest! A waist-defining satin sash pul ...
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Target's Next Designer Collaboration Is Going To Be MAJOR
Huffington Post - 4 months
Target’s annual designer collaborations never fail to impress — and 2017’s pair-up will be no exception. The retailer just announced that it tapped none other than Victoria Beckham for a limited collection due out in April. “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted to put a collection out there for people who either can’t afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices,” Beckham told Business of Fashion. As such, Victoria Beckham for Target’s 200 pieces will retail for between $6 and $70, with sizing ranging from XS to 3X. It’s set to launch on April 9, 2017 and hang in Target stores around the U.S. until the end of the month — unless it totally sells out, that is. (Select pieces from the collection will also be available on Victoria Beckham’s website.) The collaboration will draw from Beckham’s Victoria Victoria Beckham line, according to a press release. “It’s quite girly, fun, happy,” Beckham told BoF. “I’ve always said [the VVB collection] is the other side ...
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See Each and Every One of Michelle Obama's Best Outfits in Under 2 Minutes
Yahoo News - 6 months
When it comes to regal white house style, First Lady Michelle Obama leads the pack. InStyle's gorgeous and influential October cover star makes headlines the minute she steps out the door--and it's clear to see why. Obama is no one-trick pony; she wears pieces of all different styles and colors from all kinds of different designers, whom she sometimes even catapults into fashion fame (here's looking at you, Jason Wu). FLOTUS's flair for designer fare knows no bounds, she's stunned in looks fr
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Falling Hard For Autumn Colors
Huffington Post - 6 months
It's been a loooong summer but now, finally, Fall is at hand. We're hardwired, when temps cool, to change our palette accordingly. Earth tones and warm, rich hues replace those blues and popsicle-bright pops. This Fall, the seasonal palette is showing up in some updated shapes and silhouettes and interesting textures. On the runways: Boss The warm mahogany shade of this sculptural dress makes a striking statement for a Fall wedding or cocktail party. A minimal gold cuff or earrings and a pointy-toe pump would complement beautifully. Pringles Known for their exquisite knits, the British brand Pringle takes a sweater dress to new heights. In a gorgeous ochre hue, it manages to be both covered-up and sexy because of the intricate corset-like pattern of the needlework. Jason Wu Orange is a controversial shade: You either love it--or hate it. It's all about the depth of color and the fabric. A classic, single-breasted cashmere coat in the perfect shade of Mandarin orange ...
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Fashion Week Photo Diary: Jason Wu, Monse and Tommy Hilfiger
NYTimes - 6 months
Scenes from the collections which were presented in New York on Friday.
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Michelle Obama's True Personal Style Is Not What You Think
Huffington Post - 6 months
Michelle Obama’s legacy will live on long after her time in the White House is over, thanks to her commitment to health, her elegant stature, and of course, her unparalleled style. We’ve grown accustomed over the years to regularly swooning over FLOTUS in the likes of Naeem Khan, Narciso Rodriguez and Jason Wu. However, according to a new cover interview for InStyle’s Oct. 2016 issue ― the first time the glossy has ever featured a first lady ― Obama says her true personal style is quite different than how it appears in her fancy shmancy presidential life.  “Very casual. No makeup, a t-shirt, and a pair of ripped jean shorts or workout pants because I’m always on the verge of going to or coming from [working out],” she told InStyle’s Ariel Foxman. “I love color and pieces that make me feel good, but it’s much more informal.” The fashionable first lady is constantly knocking it out of the park in flattering silhouettes and beautiful designs, but she explained she tends “not to ...
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'Rent the Runway' is now letting users hire office attire
Yahoo News - 11 months
Rent the Runway has announced it is rolling out its ‘Unlimited' service across the US, giving women access to an endless closet of designer clothes and accessories for a flat monthly fee. The collection, which includes pieces from over 350 designers including Derek Lam, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu and Tory Burch, also includes handbags and jewelry. Rent the Runway has updated its app to reflect its new commercial strategy, meaning users can now search for new items by style, color, body type, or curated assortments such as ‘Office Edit' as well as leave customer reviews on individual garments.
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Craftsmanship rules the Hugo Boss fall 2016 line
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Hugo Boss creative director, Jason Wu, presents the brand's new fall/winter 2016 collection with curvature and soft lines dominating the runway. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Wu
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    Wu, who is openly gay, married Gustavo Rangel in April 2016 at Mexico.
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  • 2013
    Age 30
    Mrs. Obama again wore a dress that was designed by Wu, a ruby red velvet and chiffon design, at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Balls.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 26
    On April 2, 2009, Obama paired a "traditional looking" teal Wu dress with a blue-patterned cardigan designed by Junya Watanabe on her visit to the Royal Opera House.
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    Appearing on the cover of Vogue, Obama once again wore a Wu design, a magenta silk dress. Upon her arrival in London in April 2009 during the First Lady and President Barack Obama's first official European trip, Obama wore a chartreuse silk sheath dress that was designed by Wu; the next day she wore a Wu coat during her visit with the Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    Michelle Obama is a noted Jason Wu customer. She was introduced to Wu by André Leon Talley, Vogue Magazines editor-at-large, who had been advising the current First Family on their appearance. She bought four dresses from Wu early in the year, wearing one of them for a segment on Barbara Walters Special shortly before the November 2008 election, prompting many in the media to consider her his "career-launcher".
    More Details Hide Details She wore another dress, a custom-designed one-shoulder, floor-length white chiffon gown, at the inaugural balls on the night of President Barack Obama's first term inauguration.
    In 2008 he was nominated for the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund award.
    More Details Hide Details Bruce Weber shot the designer for W magazine's "Summer Camp" portfolio in July 2008. Wu's early clients included Ivana Trump, January Jones, and Amber Valletta. He also worked extensively with drag queen RuPaul, ultimately designing six RuPaul dolls. Wu collaborated with Creative Nail Design for his Spring 2011 collection to create a set of four nail polish colours that was to be retailed from May 2011. In June 2013, Wu was named as the Art Director of German fashion house Hugo Boss overseeing the entire womenswear range.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Jason Wu's dresses were photographed underwater by Howard Schatz for Delta Faucet Company's Brizo branded faucet campaign in 2006.
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    Wu launched his ready-to-wear line of clothes with earnings from his years of doll designs. His first full collection debuted in 2006 and won the Fashion Group International's Rising Star award in 2008.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1982.
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