>> After only sleeping "two or three hours" over the course of the past "literally three days," Jason Wu debuted an "old Hollywood glamour"-inspired footwear and handbag collection — firsts for the brand — alongside his collection today. The designer also introduced a new logo in his show notes, a small owl named Miss Wu, which will be attached to all of his designs — see her here. Wu explained the choice of an owl as thus: "It's a very fashion thing to do to stay up all night, just like Miss Wu," referring to his recent late nights.
Diane Kruger rushed over from the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring Karl Lagerfeld to sit front row (where Desiree Rogers, too, occupied a seat) as Joan Smalls led the regalia down the runway, followed by Catherine McNeil. "I was thinking about how to evolve and make luxurious versions of what we have already seen," Wu said of the collection, crediting Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes as his source of color inspiration. "I always start with color. I don't even know what my story is without it." In Wu tradition, there were frothy printed dresses, gowns embellished with hand-painted fabric flowers, and Karlie Kloss closed out the show — this time wearing a pink fuchsia gown.