Designer Diary: Jason Wu’s Postcard from Coachella-------
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!
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.