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New York-Based Designer Jason Wu Shares With Us His It List

The New York-based designer, who headlined the latest edition of Singapore Fashion Week, shares his cultural and design inspirations.

Jason Wu

Art Destination

Coronation of Sesostris (2000) by Cy Twombly, acrylic, wax crayon and lead pencil on canvas

“New York’s Gagosian Gallery always has the most interesting exhibitions and artists – from extremely established names (cue Cy Twombly and his recently concluded exhibition Coronation Of Sesostris) to new up-and-comers (like painter Jonas Wood, whose prints are on showcase for the first time till May 25).”

Favourite Artist

“(German Modernist guru) Josef Albers – I always look to his works for their colours and composition.”

Restaurant Find

“Sant Ambroeus is a quaint Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village that I visit almost every week. It’s comfortable, intimate, and the food is always good.”

He recommends Sant Ambroeus in New York’s West Village for good Italian grub.

Movie Inspiration

“It would have to be Belle de Jour (1967). I love everything about it: from the Yves Saint Laurent costumes – Yves is my idol, really – to watching Catherine Deneuve in her prime.”

He loves everything about Belle de Jour (1967), from the stars to the Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe.