Jason Wu's violet obsession

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I want to thank my friends at Lancôme for allowing me to cover backstage one of the most coveted shows of the season! Jason Wu is more popular than ever after Mrs Obama chose to wear his designs once more for the inaugural Ball and getting to see him and his team in action was a real privilege.

The designer not only found the time to produce his ethereal, light and feminine designs, he also worked closely with Lancôme to create the makeup for the show with beautiful products like the outstanding eyeshadow and eye pencil used to give the models a deep smokey look in rich violet. 

The process started with a piece of indigo pleated fabric that Wu converted into a lovely eyeshadow pigment and a Purple Dusk pencil. These two topped with a rich coat of Hypnose Drama mascara completed the look. Both products will be available for purchase very soon! Lancômeusa.com 

The famous Diane Kendall was in charge of creating the makeup for the show. Since there was so much richness and intensity in the eyes she kept the skin clean and flawless with the Teint Idole Foundation and a dash of peach blush on the cheeks. The lips were neutral almost bare, with a simple touch of clear lipgloss. 

Another fabulous accomplishment were the glamorous braided chignons created by Odile Gilbert for Kerastase. In this short video and pictures you'll be able to see how she put them together and completed the look with a sleek silver barrette.

Trés chic! She used Elixir Ultime  to prep the hair and the spray Double Force Control Ultime to keep it in perfect shape.

All products are available at Kerastase-USA.com.  The fashion show took place in a Temple located on Park Ave and 63rd St and the most selected crowd attended.

Wu kept his calm and friendly attitude, confident on his proposals. I loved his light pleated skirts and beautiful military inspired coats.  Saving the best for last I can't help but smile when I think of the delicate and flowing violet gown that closed the show. A true statement of his talent and passion for his craft.