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

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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.

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