Jason Wu designed for dolls, then for January Jones, Amber Valetta and RuPaul before Vogue's Andre Leon Talley introduced him to Michelle Obama. It was a fateful introduction:

Ms. Obama ended up wearing Wu designs on a Barbara Walters special, on inauguration night, and on the cover of Vogue, catapulting the young designer further into the spotlight. For Spring 2010, the 26-year-old served up ladylike glamor with narrow waists, strong shoulders and that certain something that politically-minded women look for. There were a few misses here and there, but the hits keep on coming, in a gallery which begins below.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

You could be 26 or 62, and this would work. The modern twinset, the swingy shorts — it's just fresh and springy.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

A little bit '40s, a little bit quirky, a little bit Lucy-goes-mad-in-the-chocolate-factory. Is that a good thing?

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Ew. Can we pretend we never saw this?

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Crisp, tailored, refined, yet relaxed. A winner.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Patterns you wouldn't think go together, but totally do.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

This strikes me as very Ladies Who Lunch.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Meh. I want to like this, but I don't. It's not the polka dots, it's the color. And execution.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

This dress could go Hollywood or Capitol Hill. Choose your own adventure!

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Slightly edgy for Ms. O, perhaps. But completely awesome for the red carpet.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

These dresses have vision and a point of view, but they're still wearable.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Jason Wu: Not afraid to do "pretty." Ms. O should order two.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

The most whispered-about woman in Washington!

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Sexy, yet sophisticated. This one is divine from the back:

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

It's just such a beautiful shot.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Deep, divine color, completely delicious dress.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Chanel-esque, but with a twist.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

I'm not a fan of the plunging neckline, but the proportions on this frock are cool.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Exquisite. What do we call this? Retired fairy princess? Bored heiress? Debutante gone mild?

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Everyone needs a punk metal goth ballerina dress. Everyone.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Wu does rich color so well.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Michelle Obama has this on hold. How much do you want to bet?

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Feathers! Gorgeous, airy, light.

Jason Wu: For The Ladylike Hollywood Insider Capitol Hill Partycrasher In You

Charming and cheerful, for parties that dreams are made of.

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