by Christina Binkley, for Heard on the Runway
From the Mac cosmetics (lip shades: Media, Cyber, Classic Dame and Burgundy) to the towering Guiseppe Zanotti heels on top-flight models like Karlie Kloss, it is completely apparent that Jason Wu has joined the big leagues of fashion. His show today was jammed with fashion executives-elite, from Saks’ Ron Frasch to Bergdorf’s Jim Gold.
Elaine Wynn, soon-to-be-former wife of casino magnate Steve Wynn, was seated front row beside Todd Hanshaw, top buyer for the super-tony Wynn Las Vegas boutiques. Mrs. Wynn is a very Oscar de la Renta sort of woman, which says something about Mr. Wu’s appeal.
Given all that, Mr. Wu’s choice of the slightly fusty but deeply elegant St. Regis Hotel to show off his latest collection was as canny as it was unusual: a tip of the hat to the sorts of ladies who can afford his creations, and a nod suggesting that he’s not one of the crowd who assemble at Bryant Park or Milk Studios. . .