Count on Jason Wu to turn out the most high-glam collection of the week so far. With crystal chandelier and mirrored catwalk, it was the late ‘80s all over again – in an irresistible way. He had my utmost attention right at Look 2: a black satin-faced twill, velvet- and fox-accented peplum jacket, layered over a sharp-collared, white cotton shirt and simple stovepipe pants. Perfection!
Jason told me he felt women are ready to be glamorous again, and I couldn’t agree more. He executed his sense of grown-up glam by emphasizing the hourglass figure, but made sure the mood stayed completely at ease. Cinched waists, courtesy of trim leather belts, were countered with exaggerated shoulders via fox gillets; petals expertly arranged at the hips, creating the illusion of the perfect womanly figure: despite the elements of drama, there was nothing melodramatic about it. It’s all in the styling: another standout is a marble black-fox and belted mink vest, paired with an oxford shirt to keep it relaxed, while Liu Wen wore one of my favorite looks: a black-and-bone, paneled and pleated flounce dress. And the leather halter dress topped with feathers? Yes, please! As for bags, the Karlie beaded box clutch (a new classic) and various Miss Wu bags were standouts (no surprise there!).
It all added up to one ladylike yet sexy conclusion: I want to be a Jason Wu girl every day! The heir to the great, grand Oscar de la Renta throne even showed at 583 Park Avenue, a space that held the Master of Beauty’s shows for years. After our interview, I asked him what he was going to do next. He said he is looking forward to spending Chinese New Year with his parents during the weekend, followed by cocktails with me.