JASON WU FALL 2009

KICKING OFF FASHION WEEK IN STYLE Audrey If you saw many people dressed in black, it wasn't because it's Friday the 13th. It was because today marked the first day of the Fall 2009 season of fashion week. Thanks to a great friend, I was able to kick off the season at Jason Wu's show.

Fashion Week consists of photographers and writers talking to celebs on the runway before a show begins. But I haven't seen so many journalists at a fashion show until this afternoon. Obviously they wanted to get more familiar with Jason's work after First Lady Michelle Obama wore his gown during the inauguration ball.

Jason's Fall 2009 women's collection included a variety of styles such as pleaded dresses, skirts and and several Crystallized Swarovski embroidered dresses. Dominican model Arlenis Sosa, who is also making her own buzz in the industry, was part of Jason's line up and wore a chartreuse graphic printed chiffon tee with a black and white checker wool double breasted pea coat.

The models wore shoes provided by Manolo Blahnik for Jason Wu.

Celebrity sightings: Anna Wintour, who believe it or not had her sunglasses off for the most part, but put them on right before the show started; the beautiful model/actress Joy Bryant; Olivia Palermo, the annoying "socialite" from "The City" (The Hills spin-off on MTV).

Check out this video on Jason Wu: