Jason Wu is obviously a hot commodity right now because of his Target collection; his name-recognition is at a high point. But let’s not forget what he does best: He makes uber-luxurious clothes. Yesterday’s show may been one of Jason Wu’s strongest shows, both literally and figuratively.
I heard over and over about how the Jason Wu girl is “strong” this season. The high ponytails (secured with bondage tape procured from a sex shop, no less) were meant to look like a horse’s tail. Lead hair stylist Odile Gilbert said, “It’s a very strong ponytail because the girl at Jason Wu is a fighter.” The runway show confirmed the suspicions I had backstage that she could definitely kick my ass, and look chic doing it. (We hope Shailene Woodley, sitting front row with the Elle team, was paying attention. She needs a victory on the red carpet.)
The show started with drum beats and a huge red door, meant to look like the door of the Forbidden City.