Designer Dossier: Jason Wu

From Mrs. O's inaugural ballgown to a new, limited-edition collection for Target, the American designer keeps the hits coming.

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From Mrs. O's inaugural ballgown to a new, limited-edition collection for Target, the American designer keeps the hits coming.
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Dan King
Wooed by Wu

"My parents were always supportive of my creativity. My mother hasn't missed a show yet, and she leaves my studio with the whole collection. Every season, she cleans me out!"

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

TOP $585, Jason Wu at Kirna Zabête; (212) 941-9656.

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Jason Lloyd-Evans
Wooed by Wu

"You have to be an architect in fashion. These gowns could weigh three times as much as they do, but I used the Charles James method of constructing big garments with as little fabric as possible, so they're very light."

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Conde Nast Archive/Corbis
Wooed by Wu
A collection of Charles James gowns, circa 1948.
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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

BAG $1,895, Jason Wu; saksfifthavenue.com for stores.

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George Rose/Getty Images
Wooed by Wu

"The artist KAWS is our generation's Keith Haring — he represents Pop Art right now. I thought it'd be cool for him to illustrate over my floral print for spring. I loved that the floral was romantic and his handprints were quite the opposite."

Companion (Passing Through) by KAWS.

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Jason Lloyd-Evans
Wooed by Wu
Spring 2012
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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

SHORTS $865, Jason Wu at Kirna Zabête; (212) 941-9656.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

SHOES $795, Jason Wu; nordstrom.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

DRESS $1,695, Jason Wu; nordstrom.com for stores.

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Courtesy of Designer
Wooed by Wu

"For Target, I imagined a gamine look inspired by the girls of French New Wave cinema — Anna Karina and Jean Seberg. There's a '60s vibe that's a little mischievous."

Jason Wu for Target

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

"When I think of Jason Wu, I thing of incredible talent and passion and fashion that will stand the test of time." — Trish Adams, Senior Vice President of Apparel and Accessories, Target

COAT $54.99, Jason Wu for Target; target.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

SWEATER $39.99, DRESS $39.99, Jason Wu for Target; target.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

BAG $39.99, Jason Wu for Target; target.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

DRESS $59.99, Jason Wu for Target; target.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

"It seems like a lifetime ago, but it's only the first anniversary of our accessories. We're pushing them to the next level with hand-painted leathers and beautiful textures."

SUNGLASSES $275, Jason Wu; modoshop.com.

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Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
Wooed by Wu

BAG $1,695, Jason Wu; bergdorfgoodman. com for stores.

BAG $1,595, Jason Wu; neiman marcus.com.

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