Talk of the Tents

New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.

Jason Wu's sleek spring collection

A model walks the runway at the Jason

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The inspiration:  Charlotte Rampling—delectable and devastatingly beautiful English actress (catch her in “Georgy Girl,” Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories,” and Sidney Lumet’s “The Verdict “ with Paul Newman).

 

The vibe:  Whispers of the 1970s, in the swoosh of a flowing midi-length silk dress, a slit-high olive suede skirt, or slouchy silk trousers.  But it’s just...

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Jason Wu Fall 2014--midnight in Paris

Fashion from the Jason Wu Fall 2014 collection

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The inspiration:  Jason Wu’s runway pulsed with a French passion and languid luxury that might appeal to characters in a novel by Balzac or Flaubert.  The long marbled runway traversed two rooms, punctuated by what looked like white stone archways, as if the models were walking down a long dreamy corridor.

 

The vibe:  Youthful—the slinky panne velvet slip dresses...

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Jason Wu: Easy does it

Fashion from the Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014

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There were gigantic,  sculptural brass lamps on the runway; crazy good celebs in the house such as Maria Sharapova, Alicia Keyes, "Mad Men’s" Jessica Pare; and even big name models — Karen Elson and Karlie Kloss among them, but Jason Wu wasn’t getting whipped into a fancy frenzy — his show was all about ease and being relaxed.

Program notes called the collection “a dialogue...

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Jason Wu moves uptown

A model wears a design by Jason Wu

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Jason Wu has shown his collection downtown for the past few seasons but this time around he moved on up to Park Avenue to present his beautifully tailored, cohesive collection of sportswear and evening looks.

The irony of course, is that Wu, who famously dressed Michelle Obama for the inaugural ball twice, showed on Friday, in the very space where Oscar de la Renta, the go-to first lady guy...

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