WWD caught up with Jason Wu at W’s Shooting Stars exhibit Friday night, when he made a 24-hour trip to L.A.
WWD: When did you get into town?
Jason Wu: “I came in just for the day just for this, and we’re going to Germany tomorrow. [I will be] working on the fall collection. I’ve been at Boss for a year and this time we worked with W on this exhibit. We see Margot Robbie wearing a Boss dress in her Bill Viola portrait and I think it’s really about the idea of transformation. I love that idea, and I feel like in some many ways it’s what I’m doing at Boss as well, and also we found a nice partnership, and Stefano [Tonchi] has always been so supportive of me personally that it’s nice to be able to support him back through an exhibition that showcases the best of what W has to offer.”
WWD: What’s your favorite pic?
J.W.: “It’s hard to choose. Gotta love the Kristen Stewart one. I mean, that’s beautiful but there’s so many to choose from, and of course the Margot Robbie because I’m biased.”
WWD: Is she a muse of yours?
J.W.: “She is. I’ve been working with her a lot lately. She was in Hong Kong with me earlier last year for an event, and for the Guggenheim event in New York for Boss she came in wearing a tuxedo and nothing else underneath, and I think she’s such a talented actress, really someone on the rise and someone I believe deeply in and I hope we’ll see more collaboration with me and her.”
WWD:Who are you dressing for the Globes?
J.W.: “Well we don’t know yet.”
WWD: Are you dressing any nominees?
J.W.: “Maybe…Um, I mean I don’t know.”
WWD: Are you dressing Diane Kruger?
J.W.: “No, we’re friends.”
WWD: What do you think this year’s red carpet trends will be?
J.W.: “I think hopefully this year people will really think outside of the box. I think that’s really nice. Yeah, we love red carpet and color always. I think it’s about really sophisticated, deep colors this year.”
WWD: What can we expect from your fall collection?
J.W.: “Something moody maybe. To be honest with you, not enough is done for me to be able to tell you. I’m inspired by everything I look at it, and who knows, Fashion Week is only a month away. Maybe I’ll be inspired by one of these pictures.”
WWD: Any other designers who inspire you?
J.W.: To me, Christian Lacroix is forever inspirational. It’s like amazing use of color, print. He’s like a legend.”