Fashion Alert: Jason Wu for Target

Michelle Obama put Jason Wu on the map by wearing his design for her inaugural ball gown three years ago, and now everyone can experience this young designer’s fashions with his new collection at Target.

Target may seem like an odd locale for this upscale designer, but in recent years, the store has adopted clothing from a number of big names in the industry–Missoni–and twisted their fashions into affordable finds for the everyday lady. Wu’s first collection is inspired by timeless Parisian style and includes silk blouses, pleated skirts, lace, and a nice assortment of upscale satchels and handbags.

The best part is the collection is completely unique, Wu said. “My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection. Instead, I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have a voice of their own.”

What’s even better is that the pieces are all prices around $40.