Buro Asks: Jason Wu

Buro Asks: Jason Wu

His fears, inspirations and dreams

Image: Jason Wu

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, CFDA Fashion Award winner, and designer to the stars and First Lady of the United States of America

Taiwanese-Canadian Jason Wu lives and works in New York City. After designing the dresses for Michelle Obama on several occasions, including during first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama, Wu was catapulted to worldwide fame. 

Wu debuted his first Ready-to-Wear Collection in 2007 with a unique and distinctive aesthetic. "I have always found a woman's body to be especially beautiful ever since taking my first life drawing class as a teenager. I was drawn to fashion design as it is my passion to create garments that enhance and flatter the female form," explains Jason. Join us as we explore the man behind the beautiful red carpet gowns, his inspirations, fears and dreams with our regular fixture Buro Asks...


What was the first thing that you thought of this morning?

We need more embroidery for fall.

What will be the last thing you think of before you sleep tonight?

We need more embroidery for fall.

When are you happiest?

When I am sketching.

If nostalgia were a smell, what would it be?

Vintage books and magazines.

Where is your favourite spot in the world?

My couch.

What would your last meal consist of?


What is your greatest fear?

Not being able to see or feel.

Which living person do you most admire?

My parents.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My lack of patience.

Which artwork do you wish you'd created?

Anything by René Gruau.

What's the next big thing?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My company.

What do you wish you invented?

Post-its - I can't live without them.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?


Jason Wu

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