Jason Wu Has Some Cute Things to Say About His Mom

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The Times ran a very cute Mother's Day piece on Sunday about designers and their moms (incidentally, it was authored by Vogue's new social editor, Chloe Malle). Said Jason Wu, "She wore a lot of Yves Saint Laurent. She was a restaurant owner and then a full-time mother, and she had a great affinity for beauty and design. I remember her hair was always done, like in a low chignon." When she moved Wu and his brother to Vancouver in the early nineties, he recalled, "Most of the immigrants moved into new houses and my mom bought an 80-year-old house and furnished it with all antiques. She took me to all these antique shows while all my friends had new homes. Back then I was embarrassed, and now my office is all antiques! She knew good taste before I knew what good taste was. My mother was very out of the box. She taught me to always buy something that you’re going to want in 30 or 40 years, not something you want just right now." [NYT]