Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wu Hoo!

Jason Wu has been the darling of the fashion world since Michelle Obama wore one of his gowns to the inaugural balls last January and rightly so since it's wonderfully talented. That also makes him on of the favorites of Vogue so it's not surprising that he recently had his new showroom designed by Anna Wintour's interior designer. The husband and wife duo of Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company worked with architect Giancarlo Valle on the 9,000 square foot space in the Garment District.

I thought the walls were covered with newspaper but it's actually New York Observer collage wallpaper by Elizabeth Dow.

Jason's office contains works by Rene Gruau, Christophe Morlinghaus, Thomas Libetti, and Sam Frost and a chandelier from Ochre. The reception area has another work by Christophe Morlinghaus.

I love the mirror in this other view of the reception area.

The dining room features a print from Jason's 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund feature in Vogue magazine.

Jason Wu is a very busy designer! He has already debuted a line of sunglasses and has also designed dolls and a digital camera and will design a small capsule collection for TSE Cashmere this summer. I'm sure shoes and handbags won't be far behind!

According to Jason, stores based on the showroom design might also be on the horizon. It's nice to see good things happen to good people and wonderful designers. For more about this 27 year old wunderkind, check out the March issue of W Magazine.

Photos by Kathryn Allen Hurni


KSK said...

I love Jason Wu...I have a dress by him ripped out of Town & Country from a few years back that I still drool over. He's not one for smiles in pictures, is he?

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the images and info.

Karena said...

Jason's designs are fabulous! Very happy to see his Success!

Jennifer Sergent said...

Home and fashion design are never far apart, and it's so cool to see how a fashion designer chooses to decorate his or her home and office. I LOVE the NY Observer wallpaper!

Simply Luxurious said...

Enjoyed this post. He really is taking flight professionally and it understandable as to why when you look at his designs. Loved his 2010 fall collection - gorgeous!

Jaime said...

Very chic showroom- I would expect no less! Love his work and how Michelle supports him.

jones said...

Beautiful space and clothes. Thanks. Mary

honey living said...

love that dining room. perfect balance of white and color.

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