Wu-ing Obama, Kenzo’s comeback kids, Woodland fable, Oscar’s ceremony, Juergen Teller

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at the presidential inauguration | Source: MTV

Picking a Winner Amid a Field of Bold Theories (NY Times)
“There are a number of theories as to why Michelle Obama, who has generally spread her fashion love around to many designers, would select the same one for both of her inaugural gowns. An obvious one is that she likes a Jason Wu dress.”

Leon And Lim: Kenzo’s Cool Comeback Kids (The Daily Beast) 
“The new Kenzo customer continues to evolve under the pair’s careful direction. Although Kenzo had its heyday in Paris during the ’70s and ’80s, the brand went slightly off track after its namesake, Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, departed in the late ’90s. It’s taken Leon and Lim just 18 months to bring it back on point—complete with spectacular presentations and a formidable consumer following.”

A Woodland Fable (IHT)
“The surreal walk through the woods — flat flowers glowing like fireflies and models’ shoulders framed as if in a portrait — was Chanel’s take on a springtime couture. The show Tuesday was one of Karl Lagerfeld’s most beautiful collections: subtly realized, superbly inventive in the work of ateliers that can make flat, plastic petals bloom, and, above all, mindful of the reality of dressing Chanel’s many clients.”

Oscar de la Renta: Oscar’s ceremony (Telegraph)
Anna Wintour telephoned Oscar de la Renta twice during our interview: the two are old friends and, it seems, as thick as thieves. Yet perhaps wisely, America’s master of elegance declined to be drawn on whether the editor of US Vogue was, as rumoured, instrumental in his decision to hire Dior’s fallen designer John Galliano.”

The Proust Questionnaire | Juergen Teller (AnOther)
“To mark this celebration of one of our generation’s most important visual artists, we asked Teller to answer Jefferson Hack’s reimagining of the Proust Questionnaire, gaining an insight into what makes the photographer happy, sad, laugh and feel inspired.”