First Lady Michelle Obama wowed the crowds with her flowing white gown on inauguration night.
Now there’s word of Connecticut roots to the designer, Jason Wu
, 26. He spent his junior and senior years of high school at Loomis Chaffee
According to the Journal Inquirer
, Wu spent his senior year abroad in Paris, giving him one full year at Loomis Chaffee.
During his junior year, Wu won a prestigious art department prize, recognition of his accomplishment in the artistic arena, his former academic adviser Kevin Henderson
told the newspaper.
After attending Loomis Chaffee, Wu enrolled in the prestigious Parson School of Design in New York.
He is described as one of the leading new American designers. Style.com says it seems like he is auditioning to replace Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera.
Jason Wu's clothing line is sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and other luxury stores.
Published at 6:24 PM EDT on Jul 29, 2009 | Updated at 7:08 AM EST on Feb 11, 2009