Ever since Michelle Obama wore his one-shoulder gown to the Inaugural Ball, Jason Wu’s profile has skyrocketed. “[It’s] like everything’s on steroids,” he says. Of course, those in the know have been plugged into Wu’s ladylike designs for some time. Last year, he nabbed Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award and was named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. Now, three years after his debut, the Taiwan native has transitioned his line from its initial eveningwear focus to sportswear, winning rave reviews for his fall 2009 fairy-tale-inspired collection of posh-yet-youthful wares.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)