It's almost here! The Jason Wu for Target collection is hitting stores on Feb. 5, and we couldn't be more excited. From pretty blouses to whimsical print shirt dresses, this collaboration is filled with Spring-perfect pieces that we can't wait to get our hands on. We've selected a few of the standout items from the line, so watch on to get up close and personal with some of our favorite pieces. On Allison: Jason Wu for Target dress.
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We're taking a closer look at the standout details of the Pre-Fall 2012 collections. In this batch of fresh arm and statement footwear from Stella McCartney, Phillip Lim, and Jason Wu, we've picked the best of the bunch. Stella McCartney zeroes in on that London sophisticate with downtown cool; Jason Wu delivers a crop of ladylike bags and shoes — all with pretty pops of color and dainty detailing; and Phillip Lim crafts his minimalist cool with a brilliant palette (like the update on the Pashli in a cherry hue!). Inside, we're picking favorites and zeroing in on the pieces we love. Click on for a glimpse of the goodies to come.
>> Jason Wu's signature accessory shapes meet the rich colors of the Maharajah for Pre-Fall 2012. There are Mini Miss Wu bags in punched-up patents, Jourdan chain crossbody bags in cleverly textural colorblock, and perky Karlie clutches with zigzag trim. But our favorites? All the drool-worthy, totally gorgeous shoes. Lattice-strapped sandals, two-tone platforms, lace-up buckle booties, shiny contrast brogues — all totally girlie, without a hint of priss. Click through to see the entire collection — which, incidentally, also marks the first anniversary of Wu's accessories line — here.
Blake Lively was among the starlets who stepped out in NYC last night to celebrate the launch of Jason Wu For Target. She joined the designer on the red carpet, which also hosted Chloë Moretz and Jaime King. French singer Yelle was on hand to entertain the attendees, who snacked on Laduree macarons. Jason later tweeted his appreciation for the turnout. He wrote, "Can I just say having Chloe Moretz and Jaime King at my Jason Wu for Target party meant the world to me."
The bash was Blake's second public appearance of the day after celebrating Gossip Girl's 100th episode in Queens with her small screen costars Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was there to issue a special proclamation in honor of the series, which has brought many jobs to the Big Apple area during its five-year run.
We've been eagerly anticipating Michelle Williams's arrival on the red carpet and now, the wait is over. The actress just made her appearance wearing a purple burnout gown by Jason Wu. Letting the dress speak for itself, Michelle kept her makeup to a minimum and accessorized with a Forevermark diamond headband and Fred Leighton for Forevermark diamond stud earrings. Does her look live up to your expectations?
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We can look forward to Michelle Williams's glamour on the red carpet all award season, but we're especially smitten with this look, thanks to its accessible pieces and perfect styling. The My Week With Marilyn beauty gave a sexy red leather skirt a sweet spin while attending a luncheon in honor of the film, adding a tan and red striped Jason Wu shirt to her statement skirt. We love both the ease and sophistication of the cool contrast in casual stripes and standout leather. To finish, she furthers the style play with a pair of girlie, patent bow-adorned heels. Feeling inspired? Just shop the key pieces to channel Michelle's chic ensemble.
>> The complete Jason Wu for Target lookbook has finally arrived. Inspired by French New Wave films and the actress Jean Seberg, the 53-piece capsule features a selection of seriously covetable separates — blouses with Peter Pan collars, pleated skirts, and nautical-tinged dresses — as well as a hefty assortment of luxe-looking handbags and accessories. "My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection," Wu explains. "Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have a voice of their own." With everything in the collection priced under $60, it seems that soon everyone will be able to afford a little piece of Wu to call their own as well. Click through to see the entire collection, hitting stores February 5th.
At left, an image from the Jason Wu for Target ad campaign.
We're just a month away from adding affordable Jason Wu to our wardrobes with the launch of the designer's Target collaboration — that is, if we can get a piece before it hits eBay. At first we could only speculate what it might look like — we suspected Wu's signature femme with girly accents and quintessential charm. Now we're treated to a first look that delivers those essential elements with Peter Pan collars, sweet knits, and ladylike handbags. Click on for the first images of the limited-edition collection and a peek at Wu's Target campaign — then mark your calendars for Feb. 5 and prepare for the shopping mayhem.