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HOMETOWN BOY: The New York fashion flock isn’t the only community reveling in Jason Wu’s Michelle Obama coup. Newspapers in his native city of Taipei, Taiwan, dedicated plenty of ink to celebrating their hometown hero. Taiwan’s largest circulation newspaper, the Liberty Times, ran a banner head reading “Michelle’s Evening Gown designed by Taiwanese.” The China Times declared in large-print type: “Michelle’s Beauty makes Jason Wu an Overnight Sensation.” Until now, the designer was relatively unknown in Taiwanese fashion circles but clearly that has changed. “Taiwan’s fashion colleges turn out lots of talent every year, and very few have the chance to leave the island,” said Taiwan designer Sophie Hong, who read about Wu for the first time in Thursday’s United Daily News. “This is great news for us. Jason is a natural introduction to Taiwan for the world of fashion.”

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