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Jason Wu, a Michelle Obama fave, shows luxurious coat designs at NY fashion week

Published on Feb 8, 2014 6:35 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Designer Jason Wu, a favourite of First Lady Michelle Obama, on Friday showed luxurious outerwear in his fashion show that played up elements of style he called "unflustered beauty". Wu's fall 2014 collection used soft amethysts, powder grays and embroidered blacks. His fabrics and materials were, as always, luxurious.

"The inspiration was really something quite darkly romantic," he said after his show. "Unflustered beauty, I call it."

Wu enjoyed a huge publicity boost when the First Lady wore his one-shouldered white gown during inaugural celebrations in 2009. A double-boost came at the inaugural festivities in 2013, when she wore a red chiffon gown designed by Wu.

Mrs Michelle Obama has become known for boosting the profile of younger American designers when she wears their clothes.

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