Fairy Tales can come true…

New York…Jason Wu

Jason Wu was recently thrust into the spotlight when first lady, Michelle Obama chose one of his evening gowns to wear on Inauguration Night. His much-anticipated collection for F/W 09 did anything but disappoint. Inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Victorian artist, Arthur Rackham, Wu crafted a mood that evoked a princess in the forest. The same starry night theme from his famed Inaugural ballgown design made its way onto prints for black and white separates that featured soft ruffles at the neckline. Colors and shapes were reminiscent of those found in nature. Sheath dresses in silk chiffon draped the body from the waistline, mimicking a ‘40s starlet look. Billowing skirts in chartreuse and structured blouses in a delicate sky blue had high shine. A ruffled coatdress in cobalt blue was a standout. Jason Wu’s new-found fame clearly did not distract him from doing what he does best—designing stunningly feminine looks each and every one, fit for a lady.


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  • I can only imagine the attention Mr. Wu will receive over the coming months. His happy color accents are refreshing for what will surely be a very dark season (both figuratively and literally).

  • LOVE the diversity on his runway!! All backgrounds look to be represented. What a great decision by the Asian designer of our first African American First Lady!

  • Lots of volume here I see. Looks as if it will be one of Fall’s big messages.

  • Monique

    I wish the shoes were as intriguing…

  • Virginia

    I love his collection this season particularly the 2nd photo with yellow shiny skirt…