EDIT TEST: A contingent of women striking their most ladylike looks took in Jason Wu’s show from the front row Friday afternoon in SoHo. Alicia Keys sat near Maria Sharpova, who is nursing a shoulder injury and had some free time on her hands this year in what is traditionally U.S. Open season. “I’ve had the chance to have a bit of fun while I’m away from the game for a few weeks,” she explained. Also along the front row were Emily Mortimer and Mickey Sumner. Jessica Paré of “Mad Men” explained that she and Wu had struck up a friendship after he dressed her for the Emmys. “There’s kind of a gravity of sexiness,” she said of his style. “It’s all really grounded in solid sex appeal, but there’s such an elegance and a female-ness to it too. It’s a great juxtaposition.” So should the acting thing work out, there’s always fashion writing, it seemed. “Thanks,” Paré laughed. “I’m just trying not to sound like an idiot.”
Front Row at Jason Wu
A contingent of women striking their most ladylike looks took in the designer’s show Friday afternoon in SoHo.