Michelle Obama designer Jason Wu talks fashion at the ICA ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press Jason Wu became a star after Michelle Obama picked his gown for the Inaugural Ball — twice. Pictured, Mrs. Obama in this year’s inaugural gown. His designs wowed New York Fashion Week fans earlier this year despite a blizzard. Jason Wu’s spring collection from New York Fashion Week. Even among the recent wave of American designers, Wu stands out as the expert of the freshly updated, lady like look. "Think back to Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix. Those designers are part of the reason why I became infatuated with fashion. They made pretty clothes,” Wu said. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Hollywood actresses seeking elegant red carpet attire quickly followed Obama. Jessica Paré at the 2012 Emmy Awards in a Wu-designed gown. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Michelle Williams at the 2012 Golden Globes in Wu-designed gown. CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com Model Karlie Kloss and Wu at the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2012.