Kinky lace and leather at Jason Wu's NY fashion week show
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two legends of fashion photography came together in the mind of Jason Wu on Friday when he sent out a spring-summer 2013 collection that encapsulated his vision of a strong yet sensual woman.
The Taiwan-born, Canadian-bred designer, one of the stars of the ongoing New York fashion week, is a special favorite of Michelle Obama, although one wonders if the United States (US) first lady might find his latest work just a bit too risque.
Veteran model Carolyn Murphy, 39, opened the 42-look show in a Lower Manhattan warehouse in a black crocodile embossed leather sheath with point d'esprit tulle corset, descending a runway towards a floor-to-ceiling mirror.
Backstage, Mr Wu said he was inspired this season by the seemingly contradictory styles of New York photographer Lillian Bassman, who died earlier this year, and German-born Helmut Newton, who passed away in 2004.