Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

Tonight, as you may have heard, celebrated fashion designer Jason Wu serves as honorary chair at Asia Society's star-studded Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala at The Pierre in New York City.

Recently, we sat down Wu at his garment district studio, which was still abuzz following first lady Michelle Obama's choice to wear a Jason Wu gown at the inaugural ball ... for the second time.

"I never thought it would happen again," the Taiwan-born Wu told us.

In the above video, the 30-year-old wunderkind talks about his childhood, his design philosophy and what it feels like to be part of American history.

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Tahiat Mahboob is Asia Society's Senior Multimedia Producer. She grew up in Bangladesh, worked at New York Fashion Week and taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.