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August 20 2014

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Designer Diary: Jason Wu’s Postcard from Coachella

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Last weekend, Jason Wu headed to Indio to experience Coachella for the very first time. Here, the designer shares the details of his festival adventure, exclusively with Style.com.

I was very excited to be a first-timer at Coachella this year. It is always so inspiring to see new things, and after hearing so much about it from friends, I decided to take the plunge! I arrived at the Parker Palm Springs and was greeted by its iconic white façade and orange doors. The weather was a delightful ninety degrees, which was a welcomed change from the often rainy New York we’ve been seeing this year.

On day one, I immediately ran into a familiar face: Chanel Iman! We’ve been friends since we were both just starting out in the industry. We haven’t seen each other since my Fall 2013 show, where she made a rare runway comeback for old times’ sake!

One of the bands I was most excited to see, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, take the stage in front of a throng of fans.

I got to hang out with my dear friend Diane Kruger, who showed me the ropes for my first Coachella. Only she can manage to make a T-shirt-and-shorts outfit look so chic!

I guess tie-dye is in this season, according to Coachella-goers. Resort inspiration, perhaps?!

We catch up over Popsicles and cocktails (is there a better combination?) at the H&M pool party, which was held at a picturesque mansion in Palm Springs. The setting looks almost like it came out of the 1950s, which I love.

Gus [Rangel] and Diane [Kruger] parked out on the grass, awaiting the next performance.

This is pretty much my morning ritual every day. It doesn’t get better than having a frozen cocktail by the pool.

On our last night in Palm Springs, we dined at Copley’s, a beautiful restaurant that was once part of Cary Grant’s estate.

Photos: Courtesy of Jason Wu

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  1. jose1988 says:

    i would love Wu going tie& dye for d resort collection

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