138 posts tagged "Jason Wu"
Attention, beefcakes: Calvin Klein is looking for a man who “embodies the attributes of a Calvin Klein Underwear model.” In other words, must be well read, cosmopolitan, multilingual, and good with kids. Did we forget anything? [WWD]
The ladies at The Cut test-walked Rodarte’s hip-high Nicholas Kirkwoods, Nina Ricci’s claw bootie, and Manolo Blahnik’s stilettos for Brian Reyes, among others. The verdict? Mostly ouch. [The Cut]
Can you imagine having your order taken at a BBQ restaurant by Jason Wu the waiter? What about having Betsey Johnson the lifeguard tell you to stop splashing in the deep end? Well, such instances have indeed occurred, we found out, when we asked designers about their past summer jobs. Of course, many of these young fashion obsessives worked in related fields. Past was certainly prologue for both Vena Cava designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, who toiled as vintage store shopgirls. Meanwhile, Ruffian’s prodigious Brian Wolk (pictured here) made his own clothes to put in a hard day at a local fabric store called Rag Shoppe. The prize for most unexpected job goes to Threeasfour’s Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil, who both donned Lion King costumes to work in Buena Vista, a German Disney outpost. It’s true. We have the pictures to prove it. We have the pictures to prove it. Click here for more on how designers spent their summer vacations before they devoted June, July, and August to creating Spring collections.
Now that he’s one of American fashion’s wunderkinder, Jason Wu’s early work as a designer of doll fashions is an oft-told part of his lore. But even now that he’s got a pretty enviable set of life-size women clamoring for his clothes, the miniature mode is not a part of his DNA that he’s ready to jettison. His latest fantastic bit of fashion-clad plastic marks the debut of his Fall 2009 collection at Colette in Paris, which hit the store this week. (“The early bird gets the worm,” said Wu. Indeed!) “Sarah [Lerfel] came in to put in an order and saw a doll on my desk, and it just went from there,” explains Wu. “It’s just so perfect for Colette.” For his limited-edition Colette doll, which sells for €215, Wu chose look 20: a belted ivory cashmere coat with a fairylike feather-embroidered hem. “Doing a doll is like drawing a caricature,” Wu explains. “You don’t render all the details, just the most distinctive ones. That’s why it has to be a fun look.” Wu’s dolly days are actually still quite active. He’s doing another for Jeffrey New York, due out this August to celebrate the store’s tenth anniversary. Also in the offing is Wu’s most expensive doll yet—a $1,000 mini-mannequin. “We’re doing it for Japan, but I can’t say more,” he says.
At long last, June’s storm clouds have parted, the beach towels have been spread, and we even detect love in the air. The timing couldn’t have been better for last night’s Cinema Society screening of 500 Days of Summer, a whip-smart romantic comedy (yes, we just used “whip-smart” and “romantic comedy” in the same phrase). The title refers not to the season but to a blue-eyed heartbreaker played by Zooey Deschanel, and the chunk of time that a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) spends helplessly hung up on her. Some guests at the Tribeca Grand screening (which was co-hosted by Brooks Brothers and Cotton Inc.) were thinking more of the fun-in-the-sun summer connotation, however. Jason Wu was fretting he’d lose the glow he just got in Turks and Caicos, while Hilary Rhoda was lamenting her failure to apply sunscreen (“I wasn’t paying attention!”) for tennis in Westchester earlier in the day. Deschanel, slated to introduce the screening, had to cancel last minute to take a film role in Ireland. But supporting cast member Geoffrey Arend was there with fiancée (and Mad Men bombshell) Christina Hendricks. The couple was very much in the spirit of things. “We’re here in New York planning our wedding,” Hendricks said. “What’s more romantic than that?”
Of all the cute couples at the CFDAs last night (Jason Wu and Diane Kruger, Kirsten Dunst and the Mulleavys, Molly Sims and Marilyn Monroe), Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs were probably the cutest. Could they be in their honeymoon phase? Not yet. Despite rumors to the contrary, the two have yet to tie the knot, so your invite actually could still be in the mail. [WWD]
Dolce & Gabbana are cutting prices, which means their clothes are slightly less bank-breaking than they were before. For spring, jeans go for $450 a pair, while a silk tulle party dress will cost you $3,589. Sweet gesture, guys. [WWD]
The chaos at Interview continues: The magazine is suing former co-editorial director Glenn O’Brien, who either quit or was fired, depending on who you ask. [WWD]
250,000 pounds worth of Dior jewelry is missing from a photo shoot in London, and you get one guess as to who the celebrity suspect is. Oh, did you guess Lindsay Lohan? Well done, well done. [The Guardian]