So everyone's talking about Jason Wu. The lucky kid's dress landed on Michelle Obama for last night's host of inaugural balls. As of last night we knew he was young, Teen Vogue-beloved, only three seasons deep, and in the running for an inaugural coup. This morning, we found out that he, like many a young fashion thing, has a day job. For the past nine years, since the age of seventeen, he's been the creative director of Integrity Toys, a luxury doll company that makes over-priced dolls donning runway inspired duds. It kind of makes sense though. We think Michelle's dress was more suited to a doll than a first lady.
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Jason Wu Was 'Pretty Clueless' Michelle Obama Would Wear His Dress
Turns out Jason Wu was as eager--and as surprised--as the rest of the nation to see which designer Michelle Obama would wear at the Inaugural Ball.
Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu Again to State of the Union
We're almost surprised that we didn't see Michelle Obama front row at Jason Wu's show last week given her apparent Wu superfandom. After making Wu the only designer she wears to inauguration ceremonies last month, she wore a black and shimmering oxblood sheath by the designer to last night's State of the Union.
Jason Wu's Incredible Rise, From the 2009 Inauguration to Today
Four years ago, Jason Wu was one of many struggling New York designers working hard to get his beautifully made, thoughtfully designed clothes noticed. Then the 2009 inauguration happened. Michelle Obama wore his white, one-shoulder, grecian-style gown. And Wu became a household name over night. People can't stop talking about the power of that dress—and with reason. In anticipation of Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, we've tracked the major moments in Wu's career, from the 2009 inauguration to today. Click through to watch his story unfold.
Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu Once Again On Inauguration Night
Four years ago, Michelle Obama launched then-little-known designer Jason Wu into the spotlight when she chose to wear his one-shouldered white gown to the Inaugural ball. Since then, his career has taken off--in addition to presenting successful and critically acclaimed ready-to-wear collections he's launched a collection for Target and a contemporary line. Four years later, after lots of anticipation about which new young designer the First Lady might anoint with her choice of ball gown tonight, she's chosen Wu once again.