Jason Wu launched his eponymous line in 2006 – he first gained notoriety when Vogue Editor Anna Wintour called him a promising new talent. Jason became a household name when First Lady Michelle Obama wore a white chiffon dress designed by Jason for the Presidential Inauguration Ball.
Born in Taiwan, Wu got his fashion start as the creative director for a line of designer dolls called ‘Fashion Royalty’, sold at F.A.O Schwartz.
Wu’s pieces blend tradition with modern style, resulting in fashion that draws attention without going over the top. The result is modern, wearable fashion that is consistently noteworthy. Wu’s signature hourglass dresses combine youthful exuberance with classic glamor.
Many celebrities are fans of Jason Wu, including Blake Lively, Chloe Moretz, Emmy Rossum from Reese Witherspoon, Iman, Zoe Saldana, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Rachel Weisz, Julianne Moore, Amber Heard, and Michelle Williams.
Jason was one of the first fashion designers embrace affordable luxury. Jason Wu will be one of twenty-four designers collaborating with Neiman Marcus and Target for the holidays. This holiday collection will consist of 50-plus items costing between $7.99 and $499.99.