NEW YORK — For designer Jason Wu, Michelle Obama’s choice of gown for the inaugural balls was almost as much of a surprise as it was for the entire world watching.
“I had no idea,” a beaming Wu told WWD, sitting in his West 37th Street studio the morning after. “I really didn’t know until the second everybody else found out. I was waiting on pins and needles. Of course, I knew there was a small chance this could happen.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"