If you feel fully recovered from the frenzy of the 2011 Missoni for Target event, your next combat shopping mission awaits. Designer Jason Wu, who designed first lady Michelle Obama's white Inaugural Ball dress, is launching his debut line for Target on February 5. The Wu launch is anticipated to be popular, though perhaps not as intensely so as the widespread Missoni insanity that swept the nation last September. Stars like Diane Kruger and January Jones are longtime Wu fans, while Sunday night's Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams wowed in a modest and elegant blue Jason Wu gown with three-quarter length sleeves.
If you are ready and willing to rise, shine and throw the occasional elbow, here is a little of what you can expect from Jason Wu for Target.
The 53-piece collection will range in price from $19.99 to $59.99, and has an aesthetic that is described as "American girl in Paris." If you weren't a fan of the distinctive, '60s and '70s-inspired Missoni prints, you'll likely find a lot more to love within the Wu collection, which features more classic lines and solid colors that can be easily mixed and matched with an existing wardrobe. The Wu line also offers a lot more by way of apparel: skirts, tops, a trench (in black or navy), sweaters, dresses and bags; many pieces come in more than one color. While classic and tasteful, the Jason Wu collection as styled in this slideshow may seem a little "twee" -- avoid this by choosing pieces carefully, and avoid replicating the outfits exactly as they are in the ads.
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Jason Wu for Target launches in stores and online Sunday, February 5, and will be on sale through March 6.