I love a fun fashion show concept just as much as the next guy, but a food-themed exhibition holds an extra special place in my heart. On Sunday, February 14, Jason Wu kicked off New York Fashion Week as one of two designers to hold a socially-distanced in-person show. He transformed an empty storefront at 666 Broadway into the most charming bodega in lower Manhattan—complete with lush florals, fresh vegetables, carbs galore, and so, so many bottles of wine.
The designer and I are wildly alike in our love of food. If you’re a loyal Wu fan, then you’re likely aware of his Instagram page titled MrWuEats, which he launched right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in January 2020. There, he documents his culinary creations, which range from pepperoni pizza to seafood paella. Wu’s fall 2021 fashion show is a fusion of his passions: food and