After hearing about the makeup look from pro Diane Kendal backstage at the Alexander Wang show yesterday, I was about to tweet: “Someday Alex Wang will put his girls in a strong red lip—but today isn’t the day.” Yep, same old grungy Wang girl. Ho hum. But then a colleague said to me, “Look, Gisele is over there.”
The day quickly went from ho-hum to holy shit. Gisele was walking in the Alexander Wang show! She kept press at arm’s length backstage, telling photogs and reporters (who obviously gathered around her chair like the fawning subjects we all are) that she wasn’t giving any sound bites today. I’m assuming she didn’t want to hear the word “football” at all, after her little outburst from last weekend. Instead we all watched as she flirted with Guido Palau while he did her hair in the usual limp Alex Wang way. After taking about a zillion pictures of her looking perfect without makeup, I wandered over to a different section.
There I saw Shalom Harlow (full disclosure: she is my model crush and I may have stared at her a little too long) and Carmen Kass getting their makeup done. Oh, and there was Karolina Kurkova, too. Best. Day. Ever. It’s well known that Wang isn’t afraid to use a 90s reference, and this season it was 90s models.
Karolina, who could not have been friendlier, chatted with me for a few minutes, where I learned that she was making t-shirts that have slogans like “Fashionista” printed on them. She also let slip that Wang had some special supermodel choreography planned for the end of the show. Intriguing. Last week NYMag reported that Wang wasn’t hosting one of his famous after-parties this season, and now I know why: Obviously he used up his entire budget hiring models.
At this point it was five minutes before show time, so I started heading out front to claim my seat. As I was walking out, Anna Wintour walked in, so obviously I turned right back around. She came to plant a kiss on Shalom Harlow and to say whatever it is Anna says to supermodels.