Jason Wu (Chinese: 吳季剛; pinyin: Wú Jìgāng; born September 27, 1982) is a Canadian artist from Vancouver and fashion designer based in New York City. He is most famous for designing the dresses of Michelle Obama on several occasions, including during the first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama.. He is the artistic director of the Hugo Boss Woman line since 2013. (source Wikipedia)
In 1992, he moved from his native country to Vancouver, Canada and discovered fashion through his English teacher that gives magazines to read.
In 1999, Jason Wu began designing costumes for dolls Brand Integrity Toys, which offers its own line called Jason Wu Dolls.
In 2006, he released his first collection, and three years later, he created his eponymous clothing brand.
Jason Wu offers now, his creations in 170 outlets worldwide.
Wu’s earliest inspiration for fashion has been his mother who always dressed up with padded hips, poufed and peplums dresses, shoulder pads and nipped-in waist. At the time, in the 80s and 90s, Wu often laughed at the style but later on he started to appreciate and use it. Wu found and liked in a vintage shop in San Francisco, the pouf dresses by Christian Lacroix and Ungarogowns, both from the 80s. The designer thought that a few touch-ups would make the dresses worth wearing in the modern era.