Jason Wu—creator of Michelle Obama’s ivory inaugural gown—is a fashion star. The designer, who launched his eponymous label in 2006 and received the FGI Rising Star award in 2008, is not only in the first lady’s good graces—the first ladies of Park Avenue are among his clients too. Jason Wu designs are polished and ladylike—dreamy day dresses, embellished coats, and glorious gowns—ideal for any socialite or would-be socialite. Originally from Taiwan, Wu began designing clothing for dolls, using them as mannequins. He later studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. His line is carried in high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Ikram, and Jeffrey and at netaporter.com.