Whether you love Michelle Obama's Inaugural white chiffon one-shoulder ball gown or not, there's no denying the talent of the 26 year old fashion designer, Jason Wu, who designed the gown especially for her. I personally love the dress and this photo above shows how sophisticated and elegant she looked. [ via Huffington Post ]
Watch this video of Jason Wu along with Isabel Toledo from this morning's Today Show:
I feel proud that our First Lady is showcasing the American designers who are immigrants -- Wu is from Taiwan and Isabel Toledo hails from Cuba. It's just what America is all about! Pictured above is Wu at his Spring 2009 Runway Show. [ via Style.com ]
These are my favorites from Jason Wu's Spring 2009 collection. His use of layers and interesting construction of pleats (in the gray dress above) create a soft feminine look. Check out his web site for all the photos as well as videos of this collection and more. I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for Fall in a few weeks!