Jason Wu, known best for the white chiffon gown he designed for Michelle Obama to wear at the Inaugural Gala in 2009, focuses on designing beautifully crafted pieces to compliment the female form. Since his breakout as a fashion designer, he has not only been awarded the prestigious Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June 2010, but he has also received a nomination for the CFDA/Swarovski Award for Accessory Design in April 2011. Though he entered the industry as a doll-clothing designer, Wu has evolved into a renowned fashion designer, fusing American sportswear with refined modernism. Wu discusses how he finds inspiration in elements from the past and present to define his design aesthetic.
The Jason Wu Collection is a manifestation of the eclectic and diverse background of its designer Jason Wu. Born in Taipei, and also having lived in Vancouver and Paris, the designer brings to life a variety of international influences. The collection is youthful, sophisticated and always with a focus on crafting each garment as beautifully inside as out. He has received much praise from press and consumers for his beautiful collections and dressing VIPs including Michelle Obama, Diane Kruger and Natalie Portman, among others. Jason continues to receive accolades including winning the 2010 Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards, and receiving a nomination for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June 2011.
Fashion designer Jason Wu describes his experience designing First Lady Michelle Obama's inauguration dress. He explains that while he wasn't even sure she would wear it, as soon as she did, he became a media sensation.