Jason Wu dresses Michelle Obama. Again.
Jason Wu's penchant for constructing beautiful, modern, feminine dresses made headlines with the gorgeous tomato red Inaugural Ball dress January 21.
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, knows that with Jason Wu she gets one of the great dress fashion designers.
His first ballgown for Michelle Obama — in 2009 — was a soft white, one-shoulder gown that also met with rave reviews.
So who is Jason Wu exactly? While fashion insiders know him, unless you are in the biz or a diehard fashionista he's no Ralph Lauren or Oscar de la Renta with a household name.
Here are some facts about Jason Wu:
First collection: 2006.
School: New York's Parson's School of Design
Awards: Finalist CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund July 2008. 2010 Swarovski Award at the CFDA Awards for Womenswear at CFDA. 2011 Nominee for Swarovski Award for Accessories at CFDA Awards
Got his start: Designing Jason Wu dolls (a Barbie-like doll.) His earnings from his dolls helped fund his collection.
Famous clients: Of course he dresses Michelle Obama and other celebs like January Jones.