Jason Wu’s show on Friday was at the same space as his last one — Exit Art — but the atmosphere was definitely more fraught with anticipation. First of all, many attendees were wondering “Will she?” or “Won’t she?” about Michelle Obama’s possible attendance. (For anyone who’s been out of the country for the past month, Obama wore a custom-made gown by the young designer on inauguration night). Though the First Lady did not appear in the end, Wu’s friends Gretchen Mol and Joy Bryant did. Mol has been a supporter since she met Wu through mutual friends two years ago, she said. “It’s great to have a personal relationship with the designer, and the clothes happen to be beautiful,” said the “Life on Mars” star. “He was under the radar, which was nice,” she continued — until of course, Obama wore his white, one-shouldered dress. “I saw his name,” said Mol. “I was like, Wow, that’s so cool.”

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