What's Black and White, Gold, and Lacy? Jason Wu's Fall 2011 Collection
>> Karlie Kloss, Jason Wu's usual runway opener, was at his show as usual . . . but this time, she walked second to last — Daphne Groeneveld opened, and Kloss's best friend Jourdan Dunn closed. But that wasn't the only big change Wu made for this season — though known for his use of color, Wu's Fall 2011 collection — "baroque American sportswear," as he called it — is primarily black and white.
Gold was also on the designer's mind, thanks to his inspiration — the restoration of Versailles. He had the models walk on a slippery runway of gilded antique mirrors, some with gold paint in their hair, in gold-dipped stiletto heels. Lace, too, played a major role — a number of models wore structured lace Maison Michel masks, and Wu incorporated more than 15 different types of lace, specially woven in France, into the collection.