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DESIGNER: Jason Wu

INSPIRATION: The louche 1960s style of iconic French actress Anna Karina; vintage album covers and the general joie de vivre of the yé-yé music movement

WHO WAS THERE: Editors from Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, W, WWD, J.Crew's Jenna Lyons, jewelry designer Eddie Borgo

TOP LOOKS: White cotton oxford shirt with polka dot ascot, olive trench coat, khaki shorts; lightweight nautical sweater with black crystal embroidery and full pleated skirt; classic Wu chiffon dresses with pressed-daffodil prints; gray French knot-splattered jabot gown with crystal embroidery

ACCESSORIES: Straw flat top fedoras; sparkling diamond rings and bracelets by Anna Hu; towering sandals by Guiseppe Zanotti for Jason Wu; the designer's new line of sunglasses for Modo

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Wu was aiming for French chicness and he managed to capture it with cool khaki ensembles, sailor-striped sweaters, and sweet tweed short suits. Wu's regular repertoire of pretty dresses and gowns were also in the lineup. The designer is aware that he has a trusted customer (ahem, Michelle Obama) and knows how to placate her. Short tiered sheaths and long ruffled bias-cut gowns were adorned with daffodil prints, which gave them a flirty feel. The real stunner came toward the end in the form of a gray jabot gown with crystal adornments. It was pure ooh la la.

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