Runway Report: A Stacked Deck at Jason Wu

Jason Wu has hit his stride. We all know that the First Lady is a fan, but he has some superstar catwalkers on his team as well. His runway was stacked with some supermodel vets we haven’t seen in a while including Catherine McNeil, Chanel Iman and Lindsey Wixson. Modelinia favorites Jessica Stam and Cara Delevingne aslo strutted their stuff in contrasting feather and fur looks- Jessica in black and Cara in white. As always Wu impressed us with a collection perfectly balanced between razor sharp tailoring and flow-y frocks. Whereas past seasons he took his suiting inspiration from military uniforms, the black and white silky suits of this year seemed heavily inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s famed “Le Smoking.” It was certainly seductive with tightly waisted all black looks topped off with high white collars and black leather gloves-dare we say dominatrix? Wu’s love of lace hasn’t seemed to die down either- delicate black lace found its way into many of the dresses and polka dot lace added a little whimsy to the otherwise serious and sophisticated collection. Wu knows his audience however, and you can bet the Park Avenue Ladies will be wearing all of this come fall although they will probably choose not to go with bare legs.

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