Fashion designer Jason Wu wants to be the next Ralph Lauren
First, the White House. Now, the world.
Thrust into the spotlight after Michelle Obama wore his gowns to her husband's inauguration balls, Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu now aims to have an empire as big as Ralph Lauren's.
"Fashion is what I do but design is what's important to me. So, I want to have perfumes, furniture, the whole works with my name on it," says Wu, 30, in a recent interview with Life! at his New York studio.
Having already launched successful collaborations with mass-market store Target and Brazilian footwear label Melissa Shoes, Wu will launch his own make-up line with Lancome later in 2013.
For the full story, read Life! on Saturday.