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Asia Society: Asian American fashion designer Jason Wu Talks About Creating Pretty Things

posted by Gracie Zheng

Jason WuTaiwan-born Jason Wu is best known for designing  dresses worn by  Michelle Obama at the Inauguration Balls in 2009 and  2013 .

“I’ve always wanted to move to New York to become a fashion designer, but I never thought I would be a part of American history,” he said. “That is so significant to my career and to me personally.”

At nine, Wu moved to Canada where he said he discovered fashion for the first time when he was learning English by flipping through magazines  rather than textbooks.

“I guess my first language was a fashion language,” he said.

When Wu was accepted to Parsons School of Design, he moved to New York City in 2006.

“I always see fashion as social commentary of some sort. I love the idea of its ever-changing nature,” said Wu.

See the interview on Asia Society here.

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