04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jason Wu Fall 2010: What Would Michelle Obama Wear? (PHOTOS, POLL)

First lady favorite Jason Wu unveiled his Fall 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week on Friday.

Scroll down from the Associated Press' review of the show.

Jason Wu Fall 2010 Show


Jason Wu's ladylike, inventive collection looked like a Jason Wu collection. That's a huge step for the 27-year-old designer whose name is almost always linked to first lady Michelle Obama's wardrobe.

There was plenty for Mrs. Obama to choose from on the runway -- a sleeveless brown sheath splattered with gold leaf would look fantastic -- but Wu needed to develop beyond a single famous client if he was going to have a long-lasting career.

This season, Wu showed a delicate touch, especially with feathers and tulle, making several layers seem light and airy. The only looks that weighed down the collection were the cocktail dresses with such big skirts, one was left wondering if there were hoops underneath.

Wu said he drew inspiration from the late Irving Penn, both the photographer's personal style as well as his work. There also was a nod to the layered look that has emerged in the early part of Fashion Week, but Wu's spin was to wrap a whisper-weight feather dress in tulle.

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