FASHION CONFESSIONS | Jason Wu, Fashion Designer

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Who would believe it's nearly a decade since we saw Michelle Obama in the stunning one-shoulder Jason Wu dress at the 2009 inaugural ball. It was a career-defining moment that forever changed his life. Wu would go onto dress many other influential women like The Duchess of Sussex, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, and Kerry Washington. Along with designing his eponymous label, Wu also served as Artistic Director of German fashion house Hugo Boss for five years, as well as creating limited edition collections with Target and Eloquii. Last year saw him enter the world of beauty with his first fragrance, and plans to launch his second scent in 2019.

While in town to be honored with the Presidents’ Circle Honors Award from Chicago History Museum’s Costume Council, I had the privilege of interviewing Wu for Splash magazine (which you can read here) but I also threw in some Fashion Junkie questions.

LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
Hereditary

YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Crazy Rich Asians

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FAVORITE VACATION DESTINTATION?
Taiwan, where I’m from

LAST TIME YOU WERE LATE?
Today for this interview

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE ANYONE HAS GIVEN YOU?
From my mom, always be a student

LAST SONG YOU DOWNLOADED?
Shallow from A Star is Born

YOUR STYLE ICON?
Diane Kruger

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LAST CONCERT?
Maroon 5

WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Sky diving, it’s both horrifying and exciting

YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?
Dirty vodka martini

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LAST TIME YOU WERE STAR STUCK?
When I saw Oprah

LAST TIME YOU DANCED?
Last week

YOUR PRIZED POSSESSION?
1930s sewing machine that my dad gave me

ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH OUT?
My phone

Read my full interview with Jason Wu for Splash Magazine.