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Jason Wu is a Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer based in New York City. He is most famous for designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions, including during first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama. Wu launched his ready-to-wear line of clothes with earnings from his years of doll designs.His first full collection debuted in 2006 and won the Fashion Group International's Rising Star award in 2008.Jason Wu's dresses were photographed underwater by Howard Schatz for Delta Faucet Company's Brizo branded faucet campaign in 2006. In 2008 he was nominated for the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund award.Bruce Weber shot the designer for Wmagazine's "Summer Camp" portfolio in July 2008.
Wu's early clients included Ivana Trump, January Jones, and Amber Valletta.He also worked extensively with drag queen RuPaul, ultimately designing six RuPaul dolls.
Wu collaborated with CND (Creative Nail Design) for his Spring 2011 collection to create a set of four nail polish colours that was to be retailed from May 2011.
Designing for Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is a noted Jason Wu customer.she was introduced to Wu by André Leon Talley, Vogue Magazine'seditor-at-large, who had been advising the current First Family on their appearance. She bought four dresses from Wu early in the year, wearing one of them for a segment on Barbara Walters Special shortly before the November 2008 election, prompting many in the media to consider her his "career-launcher".She wore another dress, a custom-designed one-shoulder, floor-length white chiffon gown, at the inaugural balls on the night of President Barack Obama's first term inauguration.
Appearing on the cover of Vogue, Obama once again wore a Wu design, a magenta silk dress.Upon her arrival in London in April 2009 during the First Lady and President Barack Obama's first official European trip, Obama wore a chartreuse silk sheath dress that was designed by Wu; the next day she wore a Wu coat during her visit with the Queen Elizabeth II. On April 2, 2009, Obama paired a "traditional looking" teal Wu dress with a blue-patterned cardigan designed by Junya Watanabe on her visit to the Royal Opera House.
Mrs. Obama again wore a dress that was designed by Wu, a ruby red velvet and chiffon design, at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Balls.
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