New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009: Jason Wu

Behold: My view at Jason Wu! Unless you've been in Thailand the last month, you'd know Jason Wu was one of the most sought after invites for New York Fashion Week. Yours truly experienced the magic. It's no wonder first lady Michelle is a fan — Wu has the lightest touch I've ever seen. Concurrently, these clothes had substance. To answer the burning question: No, Michelle did not attend the show — darn.
Inspired by the drawings of Arthur Rackham, who illustrated Alice in Wonderland (one of my favorite books!), models with twig headpieces glided down the runway. Pieces progressed from smart sportswear with feminine touches to ghostly gorgeous gowns. I do hope we'll see this violet chiffon embroidered gown on the Oscar red carpet. With a rainbow of colors and a variety of pieces, this collection is sure to succeed. Feminine details like embroidery, twists, drapes, paillettes, and swarovski crystals, were found on sheaths, skirts, blouses, and, of course, dresses. Considered me wooed.

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