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Curtain Raises on Jason Wu's French-Chic Line for Target

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Curtain Raises on Jason Wu's French-Chic Line for Target

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Designer Jason Wu.

While we can't reveal too much about the pieces we spotted at the preview for Jason Wu's upcoming Target collection back in October -- we're sworn to secrecy -- we can speak to the overall quality of the looks: they're truly lovely.

Now, a few glimpses of the collection, which hits Target on February 5, have popped up on the Web, offering a sneak peek at the complete capsule, which was influenced by French New Wave films and '60s icons like Jean Seberg.

Glamour's February issue displays a flirty patterned dress, as well as a floral handbag (both $40). The designer told the magazine, "The clothes reflect the same feminine aesthetic of my ready-to-wear." He added: "I wanted the collection to have a sophisticated voice with an American sportswear spin."

Meanwhile, a pleated and striped Wu for Target look (also $40) popped up over on T Magazine, where the designer insists: "My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection. Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste adn have a voice of their own." According to T, Wu fans can expect other gamine essentials like pleated skirts, silk blouses, and a lace-detailed trench as part of the Target collection.

Wu has done an exceedingly impressive job in creating a stand-alone collection for Target that feels at once fresh and in no way derivative of his runway collections (read: these aren't cheap replicas of a runway gown). We think it's safe to predict that the crowds of shoppers that will inevitably line up for the goods will be more than satisfied.

Related Topics Collaborations, Jason Wu, Target
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