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STORY: Designer Jason Wu knows what women want. He cut extremely feminine clothes for Fall 2013 with luxurious fabrics, fur and snakeskin trim, which he showed on Friday (February 8) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Wu spoke backstage with Reuters Television about the thinking behind his fall collection.
"The inspiration was really the woman," Wu said. "And I, instead of going for a particular theme or mini reference points, this season was really about beautiful clothes - scrumptious, luxurious, beautiful clothes that women want to wear."
For his first runway look, he framed the face with a wide funnel neck on a black satin twill and velvet trench coat with fox fur pockets.
Under a huge chandelier, his collection of mostly black, white and bone - with pops of red - looked like a valentine in motion.
He saved the best for last. The finale gown in violet pleated silk seduced the eye with a sheer back from neck to the waist.
Jason Wu falls for 'scrumptious' beauty (1:16)
Feb. 08 - Designer Jason Wu embraces beauty for Fall 2013 with luxuriously feminine clothes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )