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04.19.2014
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Jason Wu met with Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou and presented him with a dress to give to his wife. Also, a dressed-down Uma Thurman turns up at Sotheby's.

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HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT: Jason Wu has already won over one first lady, how about another on the other side of the globe? On Thursday, the designer met with Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou in Taipei and presented him with a dress to give to his wife, first lady Chow Mei-ching. “I hope she wears it,” said Wu, who was there to discuss arts and design with Ma for his show “The President Ma’s Weekly Journal.” “[The interview] really tested my Chinese abilities — honestly, my Chinese is third-grade level since I left Taipei at age nine,” said Wu. In town for his brother’s wedding on Sunday, Wu’s already been warned about the possibility of paparazzi crashers. “Apparently people are trying to get the first shot of her dress,” he said, with a laugh. “We had to keep the location a secret. I was told people might follow me to her house or that I would have to change cars. It all sounds a little bit like ‘Mission Impossible.’ I’m like, I’m just a fashion designer.”

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