Jason Wu is a rising star in the fashion world; his haute couture imbues a ladylike style with a romantic attitude. His fashion includes elegant one shoulder chiffon dresses, red-carpet gowns and perfectly tailored jackets.
Jason Wu was born in Taiwan on September 27 1982, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at age nine and attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and Loomis Chaffee, in Connecticut.
He learned how to sew by designing and sewing for dolls, and went on to study sculpture in Tokyo. Wu continued this career path at sixteen by learning to create freelance doll clothing designs for toy company Integrity Toys under the lines “Jason Wu dolls” and later “Fashion Royalty”. The following year, he was named creative director of Integrity Toys. He decided to become a fashion designer while spending his senior year of high school in Rennes before graduating from The Loomis Chaffee School in 2001, and studied at the Parsons The New School For Design at The New School. He later interned with Narciso Rodriguez.
His first own collection he debuted in 2006 and won the Fashion Group International’
Jason Wu was thrust into the spotlight when Michelle Obama chose one of his creations for her Inauguration Ball. Since then, Wu has been refining his signature take on classic American sportswear, infusing it with his own unique style of sophistication and glamour.
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