Born in Taiwan, Jason Wu began learning how to sew, draft patterns, and sketch in fashion proportions at the age of nine by using dolls as mannequins. By the time he was 14, he went to study sculpture in Tokyo and then spent his senior year of high school in Paris, where he decided to become a fashion designer. Wu then enrolled in the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2006, he debuted his collection, emerging as one of the leading new American designers. A 2008 CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund nominee for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Wu received the Fashion Group International”s Rising Star award that same year.
Jason Wu is most famous for designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s inauguration outfits.
In June 2013, Wu was named as the Art Director of German fashion house Hugo Boss overseeing the entire Womenswear range.