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We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times. ---->>>

I think clothing is transformative. When you put something really beautiful on, you feel something. In so many ways, we're always playing a form of dress-up - it's just a grown-up, much chicer version of it. It's nice to be able to be whoever you want to be. ---->>>

I came from product design originally - I had been designing dolls for a toy company since I was 16 - so I'm used to working with plastic and different things. I had an innate interest in objects. ---->>>

I don't believe that you have to dress in a masculine way to seem powerful. I think that the way a woman dresses doesn't have to be so aggressive. Being feminine is a powerful feature in itself. Power is in a person's demeanor. ---->>>

My cats are really sassy and sophisticated, but most importantly, they are picky. ---->>>

A lot happened in Vancouver. It was my first Western experience. I learned English, which is my second language. I became very acquainted with Western culture. I had my first sewing machine when I was 9. I trained in fashion illustration when I was in school. ---->>>

My inspirations come from everywhere. It's important to look at everything and anything. I think what I create is serious fashion, but I don't want to keep my focus on that. You have to look at a lot of different things. I mean, people are always surprised when they find out that my favorite show is 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' ---->>>

I dress some of the most successful women in the world, and meeting these women rubs off on you. A few years ago, the woman was someone I imagined in my head. Now they're real. It's important my work evolve along with me and that I show more facets of myself. ---->>>

Being feminine in the way you dress doesn't have to compromise who you are as a woman or your career. ---->>>

Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn't always translated to the streets. ---->>>

I hope I am the antithesis of disposable fashion. ---->>>

I never thought of myself as being limited to fashion. I'm a designer, and if you have a vision, you can apply that to anything. ---->>>

I've always loved the rustic, slightly worn style of Canvas and that element of an artisanal hand. It's so inherently chic. ---->>>

My Chinese zodiac is a dog. But I'm an exception because of how much I love cats. ---->>>

My favorite thing about Taiwan is the food. ---->>>

My mom is a really good cook. We used to make dumplings together.

My mom is a really good cook. We used to make dumplings together.

The Taiwanese are big on tea. I think it's nice to slow down a bit. It's very much a custom. ---->>>

I don't feel comfortable talking about the specifics of how it all comes together, but the truth is, I don't ever know when Michelle Obama is going to wear my clothes! She, like everyone else, picks her outfits and wears them when she wants - sometimes two or three times. It's not ever calculated. ---->>>

There is always going to be that luxury customer out there. I have clients who buy $10,000 dresses and clients who buy $60 dresses. It's not so much about the money. Design is a mentality. ---->>>

A perfectly fitted sheath dress that can take you from day to night is something that every woman should have in her closet. You can't go wrong with black, but a little bit of color is nice. I love a lot of color, personally. You can accessorize a sheath dress. Look at how Michelle Obama accessorizes clothes to make them her own. ---->>>

I have been wanting to do beauty for years and to pair with an international beauty company. It will solidify the image of Jason Wu as a world. All my shows have a distinctive hair and makeup look. It feels so natural for me; the woman who wears my clothes would have my makeup as part of her beauty regime. ---->>>

I make very proper clothes. But I was never that person. For a long time, I thought that was the image I needed to have for my brand. And I thought that's the person that I needed to be. Because it gave me a distinct image that no one can deny. ---->>>

It's quite a pure relationship, designer and muse. I think a beautiful dress on the wrong woman could mean nothing. It has to be the right woman and the right clothes. That's why you need that personal touch. ---->>>

I call white the most powerful non-color; it's clean, optimistic, powerful. ---->>>

When I moved to America, I knew I wanted to be a designer. I never imagined one of my dresses would end up in the Smithsonian. ---->>>

That's the fun thing about fashion: it changes. One day, we're into short, the next we're into full length for day, or half short and long. ---->>>

I happen to like selling clothes as much as creating them. It isn't relevant unless it sells. ---->>>

I made a rule not to be on reality shows. ---->>>

I worked 10 years as a toy designer before I started my career as a fashion designer. It's something I just fell into and really liked. ---->>>

I've been known to create clothes that are very formfitting and feminine. ---->>>

A lot of my peers don't think about collaborating the way I do. My approach is to imagine my world. The Jason Wu woman isn't just floating around in a beautiful dress. I like to know where she's going, what she likes. I'm not just in the fashion business. I'm in the lifestyle business. ---->>>

Brizo has been my single biggest sponsor since I began as a designer. Brizo wanted to be involved in many different areas of design - they had already worked with several architects, and fashion was an area they were interested in moving into. ---->>>

I am an Asian designer. I was born in Taiwan. That is who I am. But I am a designer, like any designer of any race. Growing up in the '80s in Taiwan, the arts were not considered a career. ---->>>

I saw my potential as artistic director, which is very different from designer. Fashion companies might have $200 million to $300 million in annual sales - Hugo Boss has €2.5 billion. I have to create a world that is believable and also relevant in 7,000 sales points around the world. ---->>>

I would buy Barbies and take them apart and then remake their looks. I used them for hairstyling. It was a whole process. I had a lot of dolls - like 150. ---->>>

I'm an American designer. It's important to riff on that. I remember, when my mom and I first came to the States, she was so shocked that everyone was so dressed down in sandals and shorts. It's not quite like that in Asia. To give that a superluxurious makeover? For me to make street wear? It's sort of chic to do it. ---->>>

There's something to be said about a girl who knows what she wants. One of my favorite girls to dress is Diane Kruger. It's always so easy with her. I know her body and what works. When it's right, it's not a lot of effort. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Jason Wu
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 09-27, 1982
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Occupation: Designer
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Jason Wu (Chinese: 吳季剛; pinyin: Wú Jìgāng; born September 27, 1982) is a Canadian artist and fashion designer based in New York City. He is best known for designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions, including those worn during the first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama (wikipedia)