Sunday, February 15, 2009

NYFW: Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2009

I'm sure everyone has already heard the buzz on how Jason Wu's life changed when Michelle Obama wore the designer's one-shoulder organza-embroidered white chiffon gown to the inaugural balls. Although the first lady was not present at the show, there were more big-time editors in the front row, in a crowd that was larger then usual. He said fairy tales, particularly a book of illustrations by Arthur Rackham that he had as a child was his source of inspiration. Also adding that dresses, now more then ever, was his largest focus. A pair of body-skimming sheaths, the more dramatic in a gray cashmere mini-check with lacy black epaulets, as well as a couple of away-from-the-body flapper dress, and two cartridge-pleated looks in chartreuse and violet with jet beading at the hems. Closing the show was a princess gown with sweeping skirts in midnight blue and silver point d'esprit. Any of those would definitely please a fairy tale princess.
Make-up was a flawless pale face, a stained lip and cotton candy blush.

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