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?
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Crazy Rich Asians
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?
WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Sky diving, it’s both horrifying and exciting
YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?
Dirty vodka martini
LAST TIME YOU WERE STAR STUCK?
When I saw Oprah
LAST TIME YOU DANCED?
YOUR PRIZED POSSESSION?
1930s sewing machine that my dad gave me
ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH OUT?
Read my full interview with Jason Wu for Splash Magazine.