There were no tea-dresses or feathers presented during the Jason Wu Fall 2012 presentation yesterday.
The girlie girl maestro surprised us by kick starting the show with the opening of two large red doors, a puff of smoke and the sound of a gong, before the models stormed the runway – hard and fast.
This presentation was broken down into three themes: Mao military, Qing Dynasty and ‘40s Hollywood version of China.
Military jackets were glamorized with fur accents, quilting or a black lace.
In reference to Qing Dynasty bold shouldered sheaths inspired by traditional Chinese cheongsam dresses in gold brocades or embellished with elaborate Swarovski Elements took the runway.
More Swarovski Elements were to be had on the luxe eveningwear part of this collection, which including a stunning black gown with a thigh-high split and embellished shoulders.
We also saw belted coats, capes, leather pants, leather coats with fur collars, fitted pants and a beautiful brocade suit with a fur collar.
The Jason Wu woman still resides uptown, but she has a bit more attitude.
Key accessories included leather gloves, studded belts, bags and clutches, black tassel earrings and red tassel hats.
Front Row: Alexa Chung, Shailene Woodley, Coco Rocha and Emily VanCamp
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, Leighton Meester, Michelle Obama, Jaime King, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank, Blake Lively, Florence Welch, Coco Rocha and Sonam Kapoor