Jason Wu‘s show yesterday, which took place at 1pm on west 22nd, far away from the hustle and bustle of Lincoln Center, was spectacular, one of those shows you dream about but so rarely come into fruition. In an expansive space decked in white with a cobblestone-esque runway curving through the middle of the room, excited guests filed in, anticipating the genius that would surely follow.
We were not disappointed. Structured, refined silhouettes that were full of drama made their way down the runway. In typical Wu fashion, he did not rely on bold patterns, but rather on craftsmanship and his knowledge of how to dress the female body. I am particularly fond of a black and white dress with a small, tutu-like layer around the waist, making the piece classic and playful, perfect for the quintessential modern woman.
The true surprise, however, came at the end when models began strutting down the runway in beautiful, full-bodied gowns with white tops and skirts in a variety of colors. The beauty of these dresses was mesmerizing. The draping and hemming of the skirts, the small belted bow accents around the middle, and the simple tops were a lesson in the true art form of fashion. Among the many guests, including Lea Michelle and my favorite, Anna Dello Russo, it is unlikely that anyone left the show without having internalized a true appreciation for Jason Wu’s talent and innovative aesthetic.
Click through for my favorite looks from yesterday’s show. Do you see yourself donning Jason Wu come spring 2012?
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