For pre-fall, Jason Wu found his inspiration in street-style photography — of the early 20th century, that is. Citing pioneering lensmen the Seeberger brothers and the 2007 book “Elegance,” Wu deftly delivered on his usual American-sportswear-meets-couture mantra. A cotton twill anorak sported intricate Art Deco beading in the back, while a spare double-faced wool T-shirt came trimmed with bejeweled collar embellishments. Wu paired knit pullovers with bias-cut gowns, trimmed in paneled Chantilly lace, and even took men’s wear houndstooth prints in a feminine direction — a silk faille dress featured tiny florals patterned into the zigzag checks.

For pre-fall, Jason Wu found his inspiration in street-style photography — of the early 20th century, that is. Citing pioneering lensmen the Seeberger brothers and the 2007 book “Elegance,” Wu deftly delivered on his usual American-sportswear-meets-couture mantra. A cotton twill anorak sported intricate Art Deco beading in the back, while a spare double-faced wool T-shirt came trimmed with bejeweled collar embellishments. Wu paired knit pullovers with bias-cut gowns, trimmed in paneled Chantilly lace, and even took men’s wear houndstooth prints in a feminine direction — a silk faille dress featured tiny florals patterned into the zigzag checks.

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