Quotes by Jason Wu

I made a rule not to be on reality shows.
- Jason Wu
My favorite thing about Taiwan is the food.
- Jason Wu
I hope I am the antithesis of disposable fashion.
- Jason Wu
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My mom is a really good cook. We used to make dumplings together.
- Jason Wu
I've been known to create clothes that are very formfitting and feminine.
- Jason Wu
I call white the most powerful non-color; it's clean, optimistic, powerful.
- Jason Wu
My cats are really sassy and sophisticated, but most importantly, they are picky.
- Jason Wu
My Chinese zodiac is a dog. But I'm an exception because of how much I love cats.
- Jason Wu
We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.
- Jason Wu
I happen to like selling clothes as much as creating them. It isn't relevant unless it sells.
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The Taiwanese are big on tea. I think it's nice to slow down a bit. It's very much a custom.
- Jason Wu
Being feminine in the way you dress doesn't have to compromise who you are as a woman or your career.
- Jason Wu
Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn't always translated to the streets.
- Jason Wu
When I moved to America, I knew I wanted to be a designer. I never imagined one of my dresses would end up in the Smithsonian.
- Jason Wu
I've always loved the rustic, slightly worn style of Canvas and that element of an artisanal hand. It's so inherently chic.
- Jason Wu
I never thought of myself as being limited to fashion. I'm a designer, and if you have a vision, you can apply that to anything.
- Jason Wu
I worked 10 years as a toy designer before I started my career as a fashion designer. It's something I just fell into and really liked.
- Jason Wu
I would buy Barbies and take them apart and then remake their looks. I used them for hairstyling. It was a whole process. I had a lot of dolls - like 150.
- Jason Wu
That's the fun thing about fashion: it changes. One day, we're into short, the next we're into full length for day, or half short and long.
- Jason Wu
I am an Asian designer. I was born in Taiwan. That is who I am. But I am a designer, like any designer of any race. Growing up in the '80s in Taiwan, the arts were not considered a career.
- Jason Wu
There is always going to be that luxury customer out there. I have clients who buy $10,000 dresses and clients who buy $60 dresses. It's not so much about the money. Design is a mentality.
- Jason Wu
I came from product design originally - I had been designing dolls for a toy company since I was 16 - so I'm used to working with plastic and different things. I had an innate interest in objects.
- Jason Wu
It's quite a pure relationship, designer and muse. I think a beautiful dress on the wrong woman could mean nothing. It has to be the right woman and the right clothes. That's why you need that personal touch.
- Jason Wu
I don't believe that you have to dress in a masculine way to seem powerful. I think that the way a woman dresses doesn't have to be so aggressive. Being feminine is a powerful feature in itself. Power is in a person's demeanor.
- Jason Wu
There's something to be said about a girl who knows what she wants. One of my favorite girls to dress is Diane Kruger. It's always so easy with her. I know her body and what works. When it's right, it's not a lot of effort.
- Jason Wu
Brizo has been my single biggest sponsor since I began as a designer. Brizo wanted to be involved in many different areas of design - they had already worked with several architects, and fashion was an area they were interested in moving into.
- Jason Wu
I make very proper clothes. But I was never that person. For a long time, I thought that was the image I needed to have for my brand. And I thought that's the person that I needed to be. Because it gave me a distinct image that no one can deny.
- Jason Wu
A lot happened in Vancouver. It was my first Western experience. I learned English, which is my second language. I became very acquainted with Western culture. I had my first sewing machine when I was 9. I trained in fashion illustration when I was in school.
- Jason Wu
I dress some of the most successful women in the world, and meeting these women rubs off on you. A few years ago, the woman was someone I imagined in my head. Now they're real. It's important my work evolve along with me and that I show more facets of myself.
- Jason Wu
I think clothing is transformative. When you put something really beautiful on, you feel something. In so many ways, we're always playing a form of dress-up - it's just a grown-up, much chicer version of it. It's nice to be able to be whoever you want to be.
- Jason Wu
I saw my potential as artistic director, which is very different from designer. Fashion companies might have $200 million to $300 million in annual sales - Hugo Boss has €2.5 billion. I have to create a world that is believable and also relevant in 7,000 sales points around the world.
- Jason Wu
I have been wanting to do beauty for years and to pair with an international beauty company. It will solidify the image of Jason Wu as a world. All my shows have a distinctive hair and makeup look. It feels so natural for me; the woman who wears my clothes would have my makeup as part of her beauty regime.
- Jason Wu
A lot of my peers don't think about collaborating the way I do. My approach is to imagine my world. The Jason Wu woman isn't just floating around in a beautiful dress. I like to know where she's going, what she likes. I'm not just in the fashion business. I'm in the lifestyle business.
- Jason Wu
I don't feel comfortable talking about the specifics of how it all comes together, but the truth is, I don't ever know when Michelle Obama is going to wear my clothes! She, like everyone else, picks her outfits and wears them when she wants - sometimes two or three times. It's not ever calculated.
- Jason Wu
A perfectly fitted sheath dress that can take you from day to night is something that every woman should have in her closet. You can't go wrong with black, but a little bit of color is nice. I love a lot of color, personally. You can accessorize a sheath dress. Look at how Michelle Obama accessorizes clothes to make them her own.
- Jason Wu
I'm an American designer. It's important to riff on that. I remember, when my mom and I first came to the States, she was so shocked that everyone was so dressed down in sandals and shorts. It's not quite like that in Asia. To give that a superluxurious makeover? For me to make street wear? It's sort of chic to do it.
- Jason Wu
My inspirations come from everywhere. It's important to look at everything and anything. I think what I create is serious fashion, but I don't want to keep my focus on that. You have to look at a lot of different things. I mean, people are always surprised when they find out that my favorite show is 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'
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