Jason Wu Had 150 Dolls, Hoarded Barbies

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Designer Jason Wu (L) and actress  Diane Kruger attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.
Designer Jason Wu (L) and actress Diane Kruger attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/FilmMagic

There is a specific type of imaginative, fashion-conscious, and slightly obsessive child who hoards Barbie dolls. Designer Jason Wu was one of those children, "Page Six" reports he told Interview magazine: "I would buy Barbies and take them apart and then remake their looks. I used them for hairstyling. It was a whole process. I had a lot of dolls — like 150."

His favorite living Barbie doll was RuPaul, who was "so tall and glittery and impressive, with the big hair ... You know, a fashion-obsessed boy would be into that."