Look of the Day: Diane Kruger's Dramatic Cape

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Diane Kruger ( This is why we love Diane Kruger. What other star could get  away with wearing a black cape—only a black cape—and not look nuts?Famous for her impeccable stylist-free fashion sense, she knows exactly what she's doing. For the St. Regis hotel opening in Miami, she wore this embroidered piece from Jason Wu's Chinese military-inspired Fall 2012 collection. She ditched the leather pants from the runway look and turned up the heat with a pair of leg...Read Full Story

Jason Wu to Launch Leather Goods Line

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(Getty) Jason Wu launched his debut eyewear collection in March but, as the designer told Vogue UK, he has more brand-building to do: "Stay tuned for later this year—there is more to come," he hinted. "Now that I have an established ready-to-wear business it seems to be the natural step to expand the world of Jason Wu. There is so much more I would like to do to complete the vision."The vision includes a leather goods line—perhaps inspired by his time in Florence, Italy, one of the...Read Full Story

Diane Kruger Wears Jason Wu to Boutique Opening

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Getty Images.Actress and former fashion model Diane Kruger knows how to wear a dress. This cream-colored, thin-belted Jason Wu dress looks, in a word, spectacular. The dress is both classic and modern at once, with its billowy chiffon skirt.Kruger wore it to the opening of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique Opening, delightfully timed during the Cannes Film Festival. Diane is in town for the premiere of Inglourious Basterds, the Quentin Tarantino flick also starring Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, and Eli...Read Full Story

Jason Wu -- Designs another dress for Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama get not get enough of Jason Wu's dress designs.Touching down in a European diplomatic trip in Britain, the First Lady wore a stunning sunflower yellow dress designed by the Tapei-born Wu.From the blog Catwalk Queen: For her arrival in the British capital, Mrs O changed into a chartreuse silk crepe sheath dress by her favourite designer, Jason Wu and black Michael Kors coat. She finished off her look with another favourite - a black Azzedine Alaia belt.The First Lady and...Read Full Story

How Much was Jason Wu Paid for Michelle's Gown?

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Getty Images. Michelle Obama's Vogue cover. Apparently Michelle Obama has a stylist after all, albeit informally.NY Mag reports that many of Mrs. Obama's designer clothes come from a Chicago boutique called Ikram. The boutique's owner, Ikram Goldman, requests clothes from designers for Michelle. It was she who contacted designer Jason Wu about Michelle Obama's inaugural gown.Jason Wu wasn't paid for his work. It's true that Michelle Obama singlehandedly gave him the sort of press over which...Read Full Story

Designer of Michelle Obama's Gown Outed by NY Times?

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An anonymous fashion insider at Gawker Media's Jezebel reports that designer Jason Wu, who recieved the biggest PR bump of the year when Michelle Obama wore his design to the inaugural balls, may have been outed to his extended family by The New York Times.Last Sunday, the paper ran a profile of Mr. Wu that casually referred to Wu's boyfriend, Gustavo Rangel. Writer Eric Wilson undoubtedly assumed that Wu was unquestionably "out" about his homosexuality (his parents knew, accordin to the...Read Full Story

Fashion Designers' Opinions of Barack and Michelle Obama

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In yesterday's Women's Wear Daily, several top designers professed their love and admiration for our 44th President and his ultra-chic wife. Here's what they had to say: Diane Von Furstenberg: "I would be ready to cut my wrists [if Obama had lost the election], because everything that's going on would be so depressing."Isaac Mizrahi:"Oh my God, is there anything more glamorous than Michelle and Barack Obama? There's nobody more glamorous than them. Totally, no." Donna Karan:"When I look at...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu Inaugural Gown

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The news is out: First Lady Michelle Obama chose a white asymmetrical gown by 26-year-old designer Jason Wu for tonight's festivities. The decision was brilliant. Ms. Obama looks breathtaking in the creation, and she's also bound to get major fashion props for choosing a youthful up-and-comer like Wu, who debuted less than three years ago.Wu's site says of the designer: [Wu] combines modern lifestyle dressing with the spirit and detailing of haute couture in a way that is both innovative and...Read Full Story