Designer Jason Wu to join Hugo Boss

Jun 10, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT
Jason Wu seen on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
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Jason Wu, the New York-based Taiwanese-American fashion designer who is a favorite of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, is to become artistic director of Boss Womenswear, a division of the German fashion house Hugo Boss. Known mainly for its suits for men, the company gets 11% of its €2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) in annual sales from womenswear, and is seeking to increase its womenswear sales in the U.S. and China.